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Manchester United have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Indy Boonen from Belgian club Genk  Getty

Manchester United have signed Belgian prodigy Indy Boonen from Genk on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The young attacking midfielder, who was on trial at the club's Carrington training base for three weeks, has been signed on a permanent deal at the end of his trial period.

Though his primary position is as an attacking midfielder, he can also play at left-back and the report claims that he impressed the United coaches for the first time when he played a friendly for Genk against United in 2013.

Boonen, who has been training with the club, admitted that the training sessions are hard, but believes that fulfilling his dream of playing for the Premier League giants makes the "tiredness" go away.

"It's like in a dream. The training sessions are hard but I don't feel the tiredness when I realise I have signed for Manchester United," Boonen said, as quoted by the Mirror.

The 16-year-old midfielder is said to be a big fan of compatriots Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini, who are both on United's books and just a small part of the huge Belgian contingent in the Premier League.

Boonen's 13-year-old brother Seppe, who is a goalkeeper, is also believed to be in the Old Trafford club's radar, but he can sign a contract only after he turns 16 years old.

Meanwhile, Red Devils skipper Wayne Rooney has called on his teammates to forget last weekend's loss to Swansea City and focus on giving a positive response against Sunderland on Saturday.

United dropped from third spot on the league table to fourth, and the Three Lions striker believes that if the club can go on another unbeaten run, they can finish in the top four.

"There are still a lot of games to go and we have to bounce back quickly, go on another good run and try to keep in a good position to finish in that top four," Rooney told United's official site.