Manchester United has beaten off competition from neighbours Manchester City and Serie A champions, Juventus for the signature of highly talented France Under-17 international Aliou Badara Traore, according to Goal France.
The player was said to have agreed personal terms with the Red Devils earlier this month before completing a four-year deal with the club.
However, Traore is expected to resume with the Manchester United Reserve team where he is expected to play for a year before joining the first team for the other three years in his contract.
The first-team opportunity will give the youngster a chance of playing alongside other French stars like Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.
Signing the dotted line with Jose Mourinho’s side effectively ends the pursuit of Juventus and Manchester City.