Manchester United sign young duo Jack and Tyler Fletcher from fierce rivals Manchester City
As revealed by the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have successfully secured the signing of both sons of the club’s iconic figure, Darren Fletcher.
The Red Devils have successfully acquired the 16-year-old twin sons from their local rivals, Manchester City. These young lads are regarded as some of the most promising young talents in the UK.
Both youngsters have advanced through the ranks at Man City, and, following in their father’s footsteps, both play as central midfielders.
Jack has chosen to represent England’s Under-16 team, while Tyler has opted for Scotland, aligning with his father’s national choice.
Interestingly, the twins have even faced each other on opposing sides in matches between England and Scotland. Ahead of the 2023-24 season, the twins are set to join Man United’s professional development phase group.
The English giants have established an academy setup aimed at nurturing players both in their athletic skills and personal growth.
Fletcher, who currently holds the position of technical director at the club, is also actively involved in this setup.
Nonetheless, his sons won’t be eligible to sign professional contracts until they reach the age of 17, which will occur in March next year.
Both Tyler and Jack have garnered recognition as standout talents in their age category within England’s youth football unit.
The club’s academy ranks could need beefing up soon, especially in midfield, with young talent Kobbie Mainoo stepping into the first team and midfielder Finley McAllister expected to be promoted to the U21s after signing a new deal.
Despite their youth at just 16, they will be eligible to appear for the U18 squad in the forthcoming season. This development is a huge victory for Man United and it highlights the growing reputation of their academy.
Their U18 team clinched the FA Youth Cup in the 2021-22 season, while the rise of players like Alejandro Garnacho and Mainoo demonstrates a clear pathway for young talents to ascend to the senior team.
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This could be a great opportunity for Fletcher’s sons to follow in their father’s legendary footsteps at Old Trafford.