Aliou Traore.


Midfield powerhouse who was formerly with Paris Saint-Germain and has been capped by France at youth levels.

Despite taking part in the 2017 summer training camp in Austria, his signing was delayed until late-November. Traore made his debut in a Premier League Cup defeat to Wolves before making his Under-18 Premier League bow in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool in December at The Cliff. An unfortunate injury against Newcastle in February 2018 meant he struggled to gain any momentum in his first year at the club. He did return to the side during the latter stages of the season and gained an Under-18 Premier League Northern Division winners' medal. A second year at that level allowed him to really settle in England, learning the language and becoming a regular in the team. Indeed, he managed to make 25 appearances (contributing four goals) and helped Nicky Butt's side win their UEFA Youth League. Traore was also blooded in the Under-23s, appearing three times and gaining more valuable experience.

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Aliou Traore speaking to MUTV.

Traore feels at home in Manchester Article

Frenchman Aliou Traore explains how United have helped him settle into his new surroundings.

United's Under-18s celebrate another goal.

U18s: United 3 Newcastle 0 Article

Neil Ryan's youngsters earned a fourth successive win thanks to first-half goals from Galbraith (2) and Traore.

Mason Greenwood hails his sensational opener.

U18s: West Brom 3 United 4 Article

Mason Greenwood scores twice as Reds enjoy a second successive seven-goal thriller.

Another hot prospect signs a pro deal Article

Spain international Arnau Puigmal has followed Academy team-mate Aliou Traore in signing professional terms.

Kieran McKenna coaching the Under-18s.
Traore signs first pro contract
Kieran McKenna says

"Traore is a really powerful midfielder who likes to run from box to box. He is very strong technically and is improving all the time."

Aliou Traore posing in his United kit.
Traore signs first pro contract
Nicky Butt says

“Aliou is a tremendously gifted young player and we are all delighted to see him sign his first professional contract at Manchester United."

Aliou Traore signs his first professional contract.

Traore signs first pro deal at United Article

The exciting French prospect has put pen to paper and earned praise from our Head of Academy, Nicky Butt.

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