Old Trafford beat rivals to sign teenager.
Manchester United will sign PSV Eindhoven midfielder Andreas Pereira on January 1 once the starlet turns 16.
The 15-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Red Devils he confirmed today.
The playmaker started his career at KVSK Lommel in Belgium before moving to PSV, where he has been part of the youth academy since he was nine.
“I am an offensive midfielder, a real 10. Setting up my team mates, scoring and a good shot are my qualities,” the youngster told De Telegraaf.
The English champions were not the only Premier League club interested in the Belgian youth international with a Brazilian background, he said.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool were also in the market to sign the player, who is considered one of the biggest talents of his generation, but despite some hesitation Pereira preferred to join United.
“PSV knew that I was talking with some clubs and they respected my choice. I had some doubts but at the end Manchester United is my dream team to play for,” he added.
Pereira has spoken with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson already and will join the U19 side when he moves to Manchester in January.