Joe Hugill: Man United reportedly agree deal to sign England star

Joe Hugill: Man United reportedly agree deal to sign England star

- Joe Hugill has already agreed personal terms with The Red Devils

- The youngster is a product of Sunderland’s Academy of Light

- His superb form for Sunderland’s U18 side attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester United

- The youngster however preferred a move to Old Trafford

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Sunderland wonder kid Joe Hugill from the Sunderland.

The two clubs, according to Daily Mail reports, agreed a deal worth £250,000 deal subject to a medical.

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The 16-year old reportedly rejected a deal at the Stadium of Light and instead keen on signing his first professional contract with the Red Devils.

However, the deal will have to be delayed a little since Hugil cannot travel owing to restriction of movement in England.

Hugill's performances for Sunderland also attracted interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolverhampton Wanderers but it is believed the youngster fancied a move to Manchester instead.

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A quick look at the striker would reveal why Manchester United would be signing a potential lethal player.

For one thing, Hugill was in such prolific form for Sunderland’s under 18 side that he was promoted to the under-23.

Notably, he bagged a hat trick in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury town in November 2019 - a performance which had scouts hovering over him.

He is also considered one of the best products of the Academy of Light in Sunderland which also groomed England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Hugil, despite his tender age, also has some commendable physical attributes as he is much larger than other 16-year old players.

He stands at at 6foot 2 and has a slender frame, making him a presence which is arguably every defender’s nightmare.

Currently, Manchester United’s striking options are limited to the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and on loan striker Odion Ighalo, who is yet to make certain his future at Old Trafford with his contract expiring in June.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Patrice Evra claims legendary Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson boosted his winning mentality to the point that he felt "like a robot".

The Frenchman won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the 2008 Champions League in a trophy-laden nine-year spell at Old Trafford.

"I'll be honest, when you start winning the third one, the fourth and the fifth, you celebrate but not the same way," said the former France international left-back

Evra recalls the 2008 Champions League final where United defeated their Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties, the defender explained Ferguson's unique psychology after the victory.

"Ferguson took the microphone and he said, 'Well done guys, I'm really proud of you. We won the league and the Champions League, but next year if someone doesn't want to win again, I will cut his contract. Enjoy your summer with your national team and I don't wish you good luck'.

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"I remember I came home, I dropped my bag and was thinking 'this is the feeling to win the Champions League?' But actually, winning was normal and you shouldn't be excited about that," Evra said.

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