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Nigerian youngster joins Manchester United tour squad

23 July 2015, 12:21

New York - United State of America Junior international Matthew Olosunde who is of a Nigerian father, has joined Manchester United in their preseason training in the United State of America.

Olasunde can play in the centre of defence and as a right back but started his career as a winger and he is training with Manchester United with the hope of impressing the coaching staff of the English based giants headed by Dutchman Louis Van Gaal.

The 16 year old New York Red Bulls defender is popularly referred to as Matt by the press in the USA and has been part of the USA junior squads since he was 13 and is expected to be part of their squad at the U-17 World Cup in Chile in October.

Also read: Van Gaal coy on United transfer target

Olosunde arrived last December when he joined the U.S. U-17 team in a Nike U.S. Friendlies team. Expecting to switch role from forward/midfielder to defender, then starred in games against Portugal and wins against England and Brazil.

Whether as a vibrant attacker or perfectly placed defender, Olosunde continues to make his mark as his dream builds. World Cup performers fight for words to describe the experience of playing for one’s country against the planet’s best soccer players.

He is still eligible for Nigeria at senior level even though he has over 10 caps for the junior teams of the USA.

-Soccer Laduma

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