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.
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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.
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