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New forwards join the Academy

Friday 02 October 2020 17:36

Manchester United can confirm the signing of two new additions at Under-18s level.

Forwards Alejandro Garnacho and Charlie McNeill have joined the club’s Academy from Atletico Madrid and Manchester City respectively.

Academy confirms three overseas arrivals


United's Under-18s squad is to be boosted ahead of the new campaign.

Garnacho, 16, mainly featured in Atletico Madrid’s Juvenil B side last season but also appeared for their Under-19s team.

The Spaniard, who can operate up front as well as on both wings, has completed a period of self-isolation after arriving from the Spanish capital and can now begin training with his new team-mates.

McNeill is a 17-year-old striker who has represented England up to Under-16s level and was a prolific goalscorer during his time in Manchester City’s younger age-groups.

The 2020/21 intake of players have enjoyed successful starts to their United scholarships. Isak Hansen, Joe Hugill and Logan Pye have already had the opportunity to face senior opposition in the EFL Trophy, as well as playing for the Under-18s.

Shola Shoretire has been with the Under-23s squad in recent weeks which will enhance his individual development as he learns to play against more physical opponents.

Alvaro Fernandez has already scored his first goal for an Under-18s side which has also featured Rhys Bennett, Omari Forson and Radek Vitek, while Marc Jurado, Oliver Kilner and Daniel Polakowski have all played in a series of Under-17s fixtures.


We would like to welcome Alejandro and Charlie to the club.

The new season is here. Our 2020/21 home, away and third kits are available now from United Direct.