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Manchester United are reportedly closing in on sealing a move for Ogochukwu Obi and will soon make him their third signing of the summer transfer window, according to the Mirror.

The Watford striker arrived at the Red Devils' Carrington training base on trial a fortnight ago. The 16-year-old star impressed during his trial, which saw United extend his stay so that they can include him in the Milk Cup.

Obi secured the trial extension after bagging three goals from four matches.

During the previous campaign in the Junior Milk Cup, he finished with 10 goals and collected the Golden Boot. His form has seen the Old Trafford club hand him a contract.

Watford have already offered a scholarship and a one-year contract, meaning United have to pay a fee of £130,000 if they wish to complete the move for the young player's services.

United won the premier title after defeating French club Vendee at Ballymena Showgrounds. Obi was part of the starting line-up in the final as they registered a 1-0 victory on Friday.

United have already completed deals for Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw this summer, spending around £60m in the process.

Meanwhile, United midfielder Darren Fletcher says he is enjoying his new role as a mentor to the squad.

The Scottish international, 30, is one of the few senior players in the squad after the departure of Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra.

"I'm glad you used the word 'experienced' and not 'old'! I don't mind being experienced. You find yourself in that role naturally, in a position where you have to help the younger players," Fletcher told United's official website

"It's something I do anyway and have done for a while now I know what's expected and what it takes to play for Manchester United, so I try to make the younger players aware of a few things and the standards you have to reach."

"But I also encourage them to enjoy it and express themselves. The biggest thing in my mind is to make sure you enjoy the challenge and not get daunted by it."