Man Utd promote 15-year-old wonderkid to first-team training just days before Aston Villa clash | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED promoted a 15-year-old wonderkid to join in first-team training.
The Red Devils' busy run of fixtures continues at home to Aston Villa tomorrow.
And on Friday, the Manchester Evening News reported Amir Ibragimov joined in with the senior stars despite his tender age.
The rising star only turned 15 a few weeks ago.
But he took to social media with a photo of his United training shorts and red adidas boots.
He captioned the image: "1st team session," followed by a green tick.
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It is likely those who started on Thursday night at Tottenham, including Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro, had a lighter session the day after the 2-2 draw in North London.
Ibragimov is highly-rated within the United academy and seen as one of the hottest young talents, even posing for pictures with Sir Alex Ferguson.
He was born in Russia then joined the Sheffield United youth set-up when his family moved to England.
Since joining the Red Devils, though, he had captained the Under-14s and U15s.
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This term, the exciting midfielder has appeared five times for the U18s.
With interest circling the teenager, United were keen to tie him down to a new deal and he put pen to paper on that contract in August.
He will go through a scholarship at United and is eligible to sign a professional contract when he turns 17.
Ibragimov can represent Russia or England but has already turned out for the Young Lions on the international stage.
He will be hoping to following the footsteps of 18-year-old Alejandro Garnacho, who has broken into the senior squad as a teenager.
With five goals and six assists this term, the Argentina whizzkid signed a new contract until 2028 yesterday and celebrated with a meal out in Hale with his girlfriend and family.
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