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Manchester United sign Coventry City youngster

Manchester United have signed Coventry City academy midfielder Charlie McCann.

The West Midlands club will receive an undisclosed fee for the youngster.

McCann, 15, is considered to be one of Coventry’s top academy prospects and is also an England international.

It is believed that McCann’s support for United played a key role in his move to Old Trafford, with the teenager’s parents telling Coventry that their son would reject a move to any other club in order to join up with United’s academy.

“When a big football club come knocking, and it is the club that Charlie supports, you must let him go and have that experience,” revealed Coventry academy head Rich Stevens.

“We did not want to sell him, we did not need a fee for him even though there was a fee involved.”

“Charlie goes with complete support from me and the rest of the staff from the Academy. He has been unbelievable for us, even making his England debut back in August,” Stevens continued.

McCann received his first call-up to the England Under-16s squad in July and made his international debut in a 2-0 victory against Uruguay.

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