Manchester United sign England left winger Reece Devine on a 2-year-deal

Manchester United sign England left winger Reece Devine on a 2-year-deal

- Manchester United have completed a two-year-deal for ex-Manchester City ace Reece Devine

- The England left winger spent 2 years training at City academy but left at the end of last season

- The 16-year-old will move straight to the Premier League club's under-18 squad

Premier League side Manchester United have sealed a two-year-deal for former Manchester City youngster Reece Devine.

According to the Old Trafford side the England left winger Devine spent 24 months training with the Manchester City academy but left the Etihad stadium at the end of last campaign.

And Manchester United moved in quickly to offer the 16-year-old a two-year deal which will see heading into the club's under-18 squad.

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Academy boss Nicky is impressed with Devine's potential and decided to take advantage after seeing his leave Red Devils’ city rivals.

The Old Trafford outfit also raided Championship side Birmingham for their highly-rated young winger Connor Stanley as the Premier League giants are eager to improve their academy squad this term.

Manchester United claimed the under-18s Premier League North title last campaign, but club chiefs are not satisfied with the quality of players the Red Devils are producing.

Recently, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho queried the club’s youth system known in the past for producing young exceptional talent during his recent pre-season tour of America.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss is working with Butt to improve the standard of players as well as coaching to ensure a consistent follow of talented players making their way through the club’s first team opportunities.

In the past couple of seasons, Manchester United have encountered shortfalls in quality players making the step up, but there are high prospects of potential youngsters coming through in the coming seasons.

Manchester United sign England left winger Reece Devine on a 2-year-deal

Angel Gomes is another promising young player who made the trip to America. Photo credit: Getty Images

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Already, players like Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood were among the first team squad during their pre-season tour to the States to allow Mourinho ample time to see their potentials at close quarters.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Barcelona defender Yerry Mina over a possible move to Old Trafford this summer.

United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to strengthen his defensive options, and the Colombia international has emerged as a target for the former Chelsea gaffer.

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