Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez has completed his loan move to Wigan Athletic where he will remain until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old was signed by Manchester United from Universidad de Chile last summer but is some way from pushing for a place in the first team and has been allowed to join Wigan in order to gain some Premier League experience.

Angelo Henriquez
Angelo Henriquez has joined Wigan on loan until the end of the season [Reuters]

"We're really excited about Angelo because he is a very young man with a huge potential; he's a goal-scorer with clever movement inside the box and has had a very successful time with his former club Universidad," Wigan boss Roberto Martinez told the club's official website.

"We hope to have a good partnership in terms of allowing Angelo to develop as a footballer and learn of the demands of the English game, because I feel he can bring us something different in the forward line.

"I'm sure the fans will give him a great welcome on Saturday and it will provide him with the perfect opportunity to begin his experiences on the pitch in English football which is very exciting."

Henriquez follows in the footsteps of Tom Cleverley who excelled during his time at Wigan and has now become a regular in the United first team. The striker will be hoping to have similar success whilst also attempting to help the club steer clear of the relegation zone.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am really excited after the manager has given this chance for me to prove myself. Now I need to work to try and earn my place in the team," said Henriquez.

The teenager may not have made a senior appearance for Manchester United but he recently won his first cap for Chile where he scored against Serbia in a game that featured his new team-mate Jean Beausejour.