Yeboah Amankwah has signed for Manchester City, despite going on trial with Manchester United, dealing a major blow to the red Devils' youth setup. The 16-year-old defender from South London, trialled with United in October but has decided that he will spend his youth with City's marvellous academy, despite representing United with the U-16s.

The Manchester Evening News reports that City scooped him from United's noses and the player is currently with the Citizens as a scholar, looking to make his way into the first team in the years to come. The Red Devils have stepped up their recruitment drive in the youth setup in the last few months, with the likes of D J Buffonge, Tahith Chong, Lee O'Connor, Nishan Burkart and Joshua Bohui all arriving at the club in the recent past.

They have also completed a deal for Ajax youngster Millen Baars with his father stating that the youngster was looking for a new challenge in England. United have spent record money this season on first team stars but the recruitment drive suggests that they are looking to groom their own for the future.

"We have had talks with Ajax that were between Millen and the club," Baars' father said. "But it was certainly nothing shocking, he was even appointed captain this season of the B1.

"Ajax is a great club with a very good youth, but they can unfortunately not cope so very well. You saw in the past with other youth players who now play at other clubs. But Millen was ready for a different challenge. He played nine seasons in Amsterdam and he has always had the dream to play football in England."

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Meanwhile, United face Everton in the league on Sunday, 4 December as Jose Mourinho looks for a win after their 1-1 draw with West Ham last weekend, The Red Devils sought revenge on the Hammers in the EFL Cup in midweek, beating them 4-1, but a loss here will see them stay in the seventh spot after West Brom Albion's win on Saturday.