Man Utd youngster Charlie McNeill scores on Under-18s debut in 2-1 win after netting 600 goals for rivals City

CHARLIE McNEILL bagged his first goal in a Manchester United shirt after they poached the starlet from neighbours City.

The wonderkid, 17, made a storming start for the Red Devil’s Under-18s by scoring the second goal in their  2-1 friendly win against West Brom.

McNeill, who racked up 600 goals for the City's academy sides, sensationally switched to United's youth set-up last week.

Boyhood United fan McNeill established himself as one of the most formidable young strikers in Europe at City but knocked back their professional contract offer. 

And United unveiled the forward as their latest youth recruit after paying a fee of just under £750,000 to their neighbours, according to PA.

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And it is claimed the fee paid for the starlet could potentially rise to £1.35million with add-ons depending on his progress. 

It is thought the striker decided to swap City for their bitter rivals after being swayed by the pathway to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first team.


The striker took to social media to celebrate United’s Under-18’S 2-1 win posting a picture of himself with his new kit with a caption reading:  “1 game, 75 mins, 1 goal, 2-1 win”.

And United fans were quick to praise the youngster’s effort on Reddit with one supporter stating: “First of 600 goals for Us”.

McNeill had been attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest sides with Juventus heavily linked before the youngster’s Old Trafford move. 

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