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Thursday 06 September 2012

Manchester United announce Henriquez signing

Chile U-23 forward completes move to Old Trafford for an undisclosed fee

Angelo Henriquez becomes Manchester United's fifth signing of the summer

Manchester United have completed the signing of striker Angelo Henriquez from Chilean side Club Universidad de Chile.

The 18-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 17 league matches for Universidad, joins for an undisclosed fee after formalities for his transfer were finalised.

"He reads the game really well for someone of such a young age"
Sir Alex Ferguson on Angelo Henriquez

United had announced in August that they had been granted governing body endorsement to register Henriquez.

"I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world," Henriquez told the club's official website. "Manchester United is a great team and has a great manager.

"To be able to be part of that is a huge honour and I can't wait to get started. I hope I can be part of many successful years with United."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he was delighted to have secured the signing of Henriquez, who has been given the No21 squad number.

"Angelo has made a tremendous impact on the game in his short career so far," said Ferguson. "His pace is a great asset and he reads the game really well for someone of such a young age.

"We have a proud record of developing young talent and Angelo fits the profile of a United player – skilful, attacking and someone who plays the game with real flair."

Henriquez is United's fifth signing of the summer following the captures of Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell, Robin van Persie and Alexander Buttner.

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Key Points

  • Manchester United complete the signing of Angelo Henriquez
  • Chile U-23 striker joins for an undisclosed fee
  • Henriquez becomes United's fifth signing of the summer