Manchester United reach agreement with Real Madrid player

According to reports, Manchester United are on the verge of sealing a deal for Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Fernandez after agreeing terms with the 17-year-old fullback.

Alvaro Fernandez’s contract with Real expired last month and he has been weighing up his options.

Alvaro Fernandez will link up with the youth squad, but has been assured he will be given the opportunity to train with the senior team.

The youngster will sign a four-year deal and is determined to prove his worth to the Old Trafford bosses.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on promoting young talents at the club.

“We just have to focus,” Solskjaer said of his plans for the future.

“I don’t think one second if any other team is worried about us, we have to worry about ourselves.

“If we keep on improving and building an environment in the training ground and keep building on the culture, add one or two youngsters, maybe add players who can challenge those who we have got here.

“Of course it’s exciting, but we can’t think that far. You don’t really have the time or focus.

“You can’t think three months ahead now with players who are in and around the first-team.

“Of course, there are youngsters who you know are going to go out on loan, that need exposure, game-time, but those who are in and around the first-team now, they only have one focus, and that’s Southampton, then it’s onto the next one. We need to finish the season strong.”