Manchester United raid City for youngster Frederic Veseli
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Manchester United have raided local rivals Manchester City to bring teenage defender Frederic Veseli to Old Trafford.
The 19-year-old, a Switzerland Under-20 international, joined City in 2008 from Lausanne Sport and will initially join up with United's reserve side.
Veseli told www.manutd.com: "I am very happy and it is an honour to sign for Manchester United. I can't wait to get started, to work hard and do everything I can to help the team. I am looking forward to showing everybody what I can do on the pitch.
"I am very thankful to Sir Alex Ferguson for bringing me to such a great club. Manchester United has a long history of younger players coming through and hopefully I can follow and do the same."
Veseli did not make a first-team appearance for City but was part of the squad for last summer's pre-season tour of North America, while he captained his country to victory in the Under-17s World Cup in 2009.
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