Manchester United are not neglecting the youth set-up of the Club as they are heavily investing in the signing of youngsters.
The Red Devils have completed the signing of Theo Richardson following a long but successful trial with the Club, reports Manchestereveningnews.
The youngster was spotted while in action for Leeds United and he was handed a trial with United earlier this year. He was handed his debut for the United when they locked horns with capital rivals Manchester City at the Etihad in March.
His heroic in-between the sticks for Man United youngsters did not go unnoticed as he save them a defeat. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.
The 18-year-old was promoted to the U23 side of United albeit he was on the bench for their game against Arsenal. He is highly rated and has been tipped to break into the first team sooner.
Confirming the report, Man United updated their website with the player’s profile and wrote:
“Signed on a permanent contract after arriving on a short-term basis towards the end of the 2016/17 season,” Richardson’s club profile reads .
“One of four keepers with the reserves squad at the training camp in Austria – with Kieran O’Hara, Max Johnstone and Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui – and likely to push for a place in the under-23s and UEFA Youth League squad.
“Formerly with Leeds United, he produced some outstanding performances when thrust into the Reds’ under-18 team to earn a deal over the course of the summer.”
United have a plethora of goalkeepers within their rank but only three of them are currently with the senior team. If Richardson continues with his progress, it might not be long before we see him in the lacing his boots for the Red Devils senior squad.
Meanwhile, Man United are still short of a player to become a formidable team but Mourinho is finding it increasingly difficult to complete deals for some of his targets.