Real Madrid’s youth coaches have reportedly admitted that Manchester United have a star in the making among their ranks in the form of Álvaro Fernández who swapped Los Blancos for Old Trafford earlier this summer.
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Fernández, 17, joined United’s youth academy from Real Madrid’s earlier this summer after signing a four-year deal with the Reds, as per AS.
It is understood that the Spanish left-back felt inspired by the ongoing project under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is thrilled at the prospect of playing in the world-famous Premier League.
Although currently plying his trade in United’s youth teams, the young defender is highly-rated and is expected to make the step-up to first team football sooner rather than later.
Fernandez featured most recently in United’s under-23s side’s Premier League 2 win over Everton last week and is expected to rack up even more game time during the new 2020-21 campaign.
According to a recent report from AS, the Real Madrid youth coaches have reluctantly admitted that United have a real talent on their hands.
After departing the Madrid youth academy, sources close to the La Liga giants’ academy said: “Álvaro is a footballer with a great future who has been hurt by having Miguel Gutiérrez [Real Madrid left-back] in front of him.
“But conditions for him to do well in England, he has them, his pace and his centers [of gravity] will like there.”