Manchester City have signed Manchester United’s ‘best under-15 player’, Alexander Robertson, and the young Australian scored FOUR on his official debut last night.
City signed Alex Robertson, United's best u15, last week. Made his official debut last night and scored 4 in a 7-0 win over Rotherham. Mint. pic.twitter.com/uzzQUdqJzR
— Steven (@EsteemedKompany) October 19, 2017
Robertson is a box-to-box midfielder who is a tough tackler and also has an eye for goal. Considered to have been Manchester United’s best under-14 player last season, Robertson failed to agree a new deal with United, allowing City to swoop in and sign him up.
This allowed City to bypass their current ban on approaching academy players registered to other clubs, and the Aussie is now wearing the sky blue.
He showed his potential last night in the Floodlit Cup as City thrashed Rotherham 7-0 with Alex scoring four of the goals. It looks like Manchester United’s loss is Manchester City’s gain.
The City Football Academy has been training and bringing in some of England and the world’s best young talent in recent years, and the results may be starting to show, with teenagers Phil Foden, Tosin Adarabioyo and Brahim Diaz all regularly with Pep Guardiola’s first team and edging closer to breakthroughs.