Earlier this month, 17-year-old midfielder Josh Doughty completed a medical with Manchester United and became the second academy signing under Louis van Gaal after the signing of 16-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the summer.
It looks like there could soon be more arrivals as midfield duo Erick Pereira and Roberto Alvarado have both undergone trials at Carrington ahead of potential moves.
Pereira, 16, was approached by a representative of United at his school who was looking for young prospects and was selected, something he was obviously delighted with: “I feel very proud and grateful to God for the opportunity you’re giving me,” he said back in September.
“I also thank Don Eulogio Palacios for this experience. It’s what I was expecting, now I’m going to work and expect to officially inform me of the dates of travel.
“I know the first team because I look on television and the internet. I am also getting acquainted with the Reserves because that is where I will play to finish my education.
“I am a technician and mentally fast player, my parents are happy and proud, I think I’ll secure my future and will buy a house for my mum.”
The other midfielder in question is 17-year-old midfielder Roberto Carlos Alvarado who was also offered the opportunity to come to United on trial.
All year round, United’s scouts are working and finding the best footballing talents across the globe. Some of United’s best young players recently have been imports such as Paul Pogba, Adnan Januzaj and Mats Moller Daehli, so it’s certainly the right thing to do to try and bring the best youngsters into the club.