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Manchester United fans will get to see a new player on Wednesday

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United fans will be be able to see Saidy Janko in action for the first time after he was cleared to play against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Under-19 Youth League on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old was the last player that United signed on deadline day in a reported £700,000 deal with FC Zurich but has, up until this point, been ineligible to play due to a lack of international clearance.

However, he could be brought in to face a tough Sociedad side as United look to bounce back from defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk and Nicky Butt has admitted he is looking foward to seeing him in action.

“Saidy is cleared,” Butt told ManUtd.com.

“He is available and in contention. He played against England Under-19s last week on the right-hand side. He’s a good talent and we’re all excited about him. He has good presence and goes about the game the right way.”

Against England, Janko wasn’t outstanding but in his games prior to that against Romania, he was fantastic from his right midfield position.

A versatile and strong player, Janko was spotted by United at the 2013 Blue Stars Cup in Zurich as a right-back and his versatility is a fantastic asset to have for any youngster.

Powerful and talented, Janko is really highly regarded by United’s academy and it will be good to hopefully finally see him in action on Wednesday and see what he is made of.

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