Academy bulding.

Academy confirms three overseas arrivals

Friday 11 September 2020 16:00

Manchester United can confirm that international clearance has now been received for two new additions at Under-18 level ahead of the 2020/21 season, with a third signing also being finalised.

Defenders Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez Carreras have joined the club’s Academy from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

Fernandez Carreras is a 17-year-old full-back who has mainly operated on the left side for Real Madrid’s Juvenil C team.

Jurado, 16, played in Barcelona’s Cadet A side before completing his move to Manchester.

United can also confirm the signing of Isak Hansen-Aaroen, subject to international clearance. The midfielder, who arrives from Tromso IL, made his professional debut for the OBOS-ligaen side in July.

Jurado and Fernandez Carreras have both travelled to Manchester from Spain and have followed the government’s self-isolation guidance since arriving. The players are living together with a host family who have also quarantined and ensured that the players have been cared for during this time.

The scholars' two-week period has been spent meeting coaches, staff and their new team-mates online, while continuing to learn English and following a physical programme.

After the time is completed, the two Spaniards will join up with the rest of the Under-18s squad to begin training.

We would like to welcome Marc, Alvaro and Isak to the club.

Confirmed: U18 Premier League fixtures


The full list of matches for the 2020/21 campaign has been announced.

Full list of Manchester United Under-17 and Under-18 age group players:

Rhys Bennett
Owen Dodgson
Noam Emeran
Álvaro Fernández Carreras
Will Fish

Omari Forson
Calen Gallagher-Allison
Johan Guadagno
Isak Hansen-Aarøen (pending international clearance)
Bjorn Hardley
Dillon Hoogewerf
Iestyn Hughes
Joe Hugill
Zidane Iqbal
Marc Jurado
Oliver Kilner
Dermot Mee
Mateo Mejia
Daniel Polokowski
Logan Pye
Charlie Savage
Shola Shoretire
Martin Svidersky
Charlie Wellens

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