Premier League side Manchester United have confirmed the permanent signature of highly rated France under-17 international midfielder Aliou Traore, who has been dubbed as the ‘new Pogba’, according to a report on Goal.

The Red Devils handed the 16-year-old his debut for the club on Saturday in a 3-2 defeat to Wolves in the U18 Premier League Cup.

The agreement for his transfer to the club was reached in June as United won the battle for his signature ahead of the likes of Manchester City and Juventus.

Manchester United under-18s coach Kieran McKenna told MUTV:

Traore is a boy we’ve been looking at for a while. He is a really powerful midfielder who likes to run box to box. He is very strong technically and is improving all the time.

He’s a nice man and his English is improving. He’s settling in well with the boys and has taken to the club really well.

Traore was part of the youth setup at French club Paris Saint-Germain but left the club as he had fears over whether he would get any first-team opportunities.

The youngster believes he will get his chance at Old Trafford and could feature alongside the man who he is likened to – Paul Pogba.