Manchester United sign former Manchester City prospect Sadiq El Fitouri on advice from Phil Neville and Paul Scholes

20-year-old agrees an 18-month contract

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Manchester United have signed a former Manchester City player on advice of Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.

Libyan right-back Sadiq El Fitouri has signed for United from Salford City, the Evo-Stik first division north club who are part-owned by members of the famed Class of '92.

The 20-year-old has been training with United after they were alerted to him by Neville and Scholes.

Salford signed the right-back after he was released by Manchester City and he has now signed an 18-month deal at Old Trafford.

"This is a dream come true for me and I have to thank SCFC (Salford City) for the chance as well as the faith they have showed in me," El Fitouri said.

"I am really looking forward to what happens next and to be given the opportunity to do so at Manchester United is unbelievable."

Manchester United have confirmed that El Fitouri will join up with Warren Joyce's Under-21 squad.

His brother Hamam El Fitouri plays for Burnley's youth team.