MANCHESTER United have added yet another highly-rated youngster to their ranks by signing American teenager Matthew Olosunde.
Olosunde will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow starlets such as Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson by making a name for himself in the first team at Old Trafford.
The versatile defender officially signed for United on January 29 but was forced into waiting for international clearance.
Olosunde was thrown straight into the thick of things on Friday night as he featured for United’s Under 18 side against Brighton.
The 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes but could not stop his new team from falling to a 2-1 defeat in Altrincham.
Olosunde, who was once on the books of New York Red Bulls, looked set to join Duke University in North Carolina after he was listed on their team website.
However he appears to have turned down their offer to join Barclays Premier League giants United.
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 instincts 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.