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The 19-year-old relative of the Portuguese midfielder winger has joined the Blue Square Bet North side after being released from the Red Devils' academy

Non-league side Stalybridge Celtic have signed the cousin of Manchester United winger Nani, Rico Gomes, a former Old Trafford trialist himself.

Gomes, 19, is said to play in a similar style to his older - and better known - family member.

The young winger came through the ranks at Manchester United's academy and was tipped to be a future star in the game.

Gomes, who has played for Portugal Under-16s, was a member of the Manchester United squad who won the Milk Cup in 2009.

Released by United, the 19-year-old, who is described as a player with pace and vision, joins Stalybridge Celtic who are currently 11th in the Blue Square Bet North division.

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