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Man United sign non-league defender on advice of Phil Neville and Paul Scholes

Sadiq El Fitouri previously played for the Class of ’92 owned Salford City.

The 20-year-old will join-up with United's U21 squad.
The 20-year-old will join-up with United's U21 squad.

MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE completed the signing of defender Sadiq El Fitouri from Salford City, the club owned by the Class of ’92.

El Fitouri – who spent some of his teenage years with Manchester City – only made his debut for the non-league outfit in early January but impressed during a trial at Old Trafford.

Former United stars Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville own Salford and are reported to have been instrumental in his move to the 20-time English champions.

“This is honestly a dream come true for me and I have to thank Salford City for the chance, as well as the faith they have shown in me,” El Fitouri told United’s official website.

“I am really looking forward to what happens next and to be given the opportunity to do so at Manchester United is unbelievable.”

Ben Amos, meanwhile, joins Bolton on loan to help cover for Adam Bogdan after he suffered an ankle ligament injury in training.

The 24-year-old has previously enjoyed loan spells at five other clubs including Hull City, but has fallen down the pecking order after Victor Valdes’s signing.

He could make his debut against Wolves on Saturday, though he is not available for the Trotters’ FA Cup replay with Liverpool on Wednesday.

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