Youngster’s transfer to Reds is dream come true
UNITED’S new signing Charlie McCann is a lifelong supporter of the club and has been rated as an ‘unbelievable talent’ by Coventry City’s academy chief.
The 15-year-old is the latest youngster to put pen to paper with the club’s academy after eight years with the League Two outfit.
The midfielder made his England under-16s debut against Uruguay in July and scored his first goal for the Young Lions against Qatar just a few days later.
McCann has been on Coventry’s books since the age of seven and was beginning to make a name for himself at the club, but it is understood he would have only left for United.
And the club’s head of academy, Rich Stevens, believes he has a very bright future ahead of him.
“When a big football club come knocking, and it is the club that Charlie supports, you must let him go and have that experience,” he told the club’s website .
“We did not want to sell him, we did not need a fee for him even though there was a fee involved.
“Charlie goes with complete support from me and the rest of the staff from the academy.
“He has been unbelievable for us, even making his England debut back in August.”
United’s academy overhaul under Nicky Butt has gathered pace this summer following the arrivals of Arnau Puigmal, Largie Ramazani and Millen Baars.