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Report suggests why young goalscorer in high demand chose United over PL rivals

Joe Hugill has proved to be a welcome addition to Manchester United’s academy as expected.

The 17-year-old cost United a fee of just £300,000 (16 at the time of joining the club) and has quickly gained a reputation as a goalscorer in the U23s.

With 16 goals in 20 appearances for the U18 and U23 sides, Hugill has shown his ability in front of goal, especially when the youngster scored four goals against Liverpool U23s.

The Mail has revealed that Hugill snubbed Premier League rivals such as Tottenham, Arsenal, Wolves and Leeds before joining United.

The report goes on to suggest the reason he chose United was based on the style of our football.

He warmed to the fact he would be joining a more attack-minded side than Sunderland and saw his best opportunity to develop at United.

While there is a need for more goals in the first-team, it’s too early to call on Hugill from the youth set-up when he’s not ready quite yet. Nobody is saying he’s ready and it looks like Amad Diallo is closer to making his debut as things stand.

The Ivorian winger has played with Hugill with both players appearing on the scoresheet.

Let’s hope we see them both playing in the first team one day.

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