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Manchester United complete signing of Theo Richardson

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Theo Richardson, according to the club’s website.

Following a spell at Leeds, the 18-year-old joined the club on trial earlier this year and had made his debut in the mini Manchester derby at the Etihad in March.

He impressed in the 2-2 draw and made a string of acrobatic saves towards the end of the game as both sides looking for a winner.

Richardson consistently caught the eye of coaches even though he faced competition, being named on the bench for the under-23s’ penultimate game of the season against Arsenal.

He has since played in the Dallas Cup and will feature in United’s return to the prestigious Super Cup NI tournament, which will be in Northern Ireland this week.

He was signed on a permanent contract after arriving on a short-term basis at the end of the 2016/17 season.

One of four keepers with the Reserves squad at the training camp in Austria, with Kieran O’Hara, Max Johnstone and Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui.

Richardson is likely to push ahead for a place in the Under-23s and UEFA Youth League squad as he hopes to climb the pecking order at Old Trafford.

United now have seven goalkeepers on their books: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, Kieran O’Hara, Max Johnstone, Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui and Richardson, with Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson out on loan.

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