United are set to sign a new player to their academy after Real Madrid teenager Alvaro Fernandez agreed to join the club on a four-year contract.
The youngster is a free agent after failing to agree to extend his contract with Los blancos, and will move to Manchester ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Alcaro is viewed as a prospect for the future by Manchester United. Here’s everything you need to know about him
Full name: Alvaro Fernandez Carreras
Age: 17 (birthday, 3 March 2003)
Place of birth: Majorca
Previous clubs: Racing de Ferrol (2007-12), Deportivo de La Coruna (2012-17), Real Madrid (2017-20)
What do Real Madrid say about him?
His biography on the Madrid website reads: “Alvaro plays left-handed as his idol: Marcelo. He is a quality defender and good at taking the ball from behind. He stands out technically and for his intelligence on the field. He is difficult to beat one on one.”
Which teams did he play for during his time at Real Madrid? The 17-year-old joined Real Madrid in 2017 from his native Deportivo and has played at Under-15, 16 and 17 levels.