Manchester United confirm deal for French youth Aliou Traore

The new Pogba? Man Utd confirm arrival of hot prospect Traore

The new Pogba? Man Utd confirm arrival of hot prospect Traore

Man Utd have completed the next signing of Aliou Badara Traore, a player who has been dubbed as the "Paul Pogba".

"He's really a strong midfielder who likes to run from one penalty box to the other, he's very technically strong and still growing", McKenna said.

United signed the France U17 worldwide following a lengthy pursuit after he impressed as a triallist and during a spell at their pre-season training camp in Austria.

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The U-17 Frenchman player has already performed his debut with United in the U-18 League Cup.

Traore doesn't turn 17 until January and will be eligible for the FA Youth Cup campaign.

Traore is just 16-years-old, and is a France youth worldwide. But, it seems the reports of Manchester United being able to beat their neighbours and the Serie A champions to land the youngster has indeed become reality. Traore played for 53 minutes and came close to getting a debut goal, with a couple of long-range efforts.

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I think it is a huge boost to the United youth ranks to have signed Traore by pipping Juventus as well as City.

He clearly feels those doors will open for him at Old Trafford, with United prepared to give academy graduates a chance if they prove deserving of recognition.

United will be hoping to further unlock that potential and help Traore to tread a similar path to an illustrious countryman.

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