Manchester United sign Republic of Ireland starlet Lee O'Connor

The 15-year-old, who was crowned Ireland’s Under-15 International Player of the Year in March, will join the academy side in July
Manchester United have signed 15-year-old Republic of Ireland defender Lee O'Connor.

O’Connor, an attacking full-back, arrives at Old Trafford from Villa - Waterford and is captain of Ireland Under-16s.

O’Connor has also featured for the Under-17s national side, and was named Ireland’s Under-15 International Player of the Year in March.

The defender will link up with Nicky Butt’s academy squad in July.