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Manchester United win race to sign wonderkid two different countries have been battling for

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Manchester United are looking to sign another youth star to add to the club’s world leading academy.

Carrington has been good to Manchester United in recent seasons, with the coaches helping young talents harness their potential, and in some cases, become first team regulars.

Part of the success is also down to strong recruitment at youth level, and since Brexit, United have had to increase a push to sign youngsters based in the UK.

This summer the club have already brought in Dante Plunkett from Aston Villa, Silva Mexes from Ipswich Town, and James Overy from Newton Abbot Spurs.

Now there is another incoming to add to the youth ranks, Reading youngster Camron Mpofu.

A general view ahead of the Manchester United U18 v Derby County U18: U18 Premier League match at Carrington Training Ground on October 07, 2023 in...

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Who is Camron Mpofu?

Manchester United’s interest in Camron Mpofu was first reported by The Mail in late May. The MEN now report the signing is set to be completed pending paperwork and league agreement.

Camron Mpofu has been playing for Reading’s academy since 2021 after impressing during a trial.

United are said to have beaten competition from several clubs to win his signature.

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How old is Camron Mpofu?

Camron Mpofu is 15, at time of writing. He was born in 2009.

What position does Camron Mpofu play?

Camron Mpofu plays as a striker.

What nationality is Camron Mpofu?

Camron Mpofu was born in Scotland but also raised in England. This has seen him represent both countries at youth level.

He was called into the England under-15s squad at the start of the past season.

Earlier in 2024 he switched to represent Scotland, travelling with the under-15s squad on a youth tournament in Hong Kong.

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