Nigerian-born youngster joins Manchester United


Manchester United have completed the signing of Nigerian-born American youngster Matthew Olosunde.

The highly-rated starlet had officially signed with United on January 29, but couldn’t complete the move as they had to wait for his international clearance but with the documentation now coming through, the deal has now been officially completed.

The defender was then thrown straight into the thick of things as he featured for United’s Under 18 side against Brighton on Friday night.

The 18-year old featured for the entire duration but couldn’t do much to save his new team as they went down 2-1 in Altrincham.

Olosunde can play either as a center back or a right back and he was previously on the books of New York Red Bulls, and looked set to join Duke University in North Carolina after he was listed on their website, but apparently turned down the offer to join the Premier League giants.

Duke head coach John Kerr said of the defender before his move to England: “Matthew is a fantastic player who is comfortable playing in the back or in midfield.

“He has wicked pace and has incredible defensive recovery speed. He has great one vs one instinct on both sides of the ball and will help us right away in a number of positions.”

Olosunde quit MLS outfit New York Red Bulls to attend college at Duke University but his change of heart allowed United to snap up the teenage prospect.

The youngster will be expecting to follow in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – the latest youngsters to be promoted to the United first team from the reserves.