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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho signs 16-year-old Chelsea youngster Di’Shon Bernard to join academy ranks

Red Devils U18 coach Kieran McKenna will be able to call upon defender and nine more youths after latest influx of talent

Manchester United have snapped up former Chelsea whizkid Di’Shon Bernard.

The 16-year-old agreed to join United back in April but was only able to sign a deal after the transfer window opened on Saturday.

Manchester United Under-18 coach Kieran McKenna today sees his squad bolstered

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Man United Under-18 coach Kieran McKenna today sees his squad bolstered

French defender Bernard is vowing to prove the Blues were fools to let him go.

On Saturday he tweeted: “My new chapter begins…” with a picture of a football and thought balloon.

Bernard also promptly retweeted United fan and Danish Premier League journalist Alexander Falk, who wrote: “Chelsea will regret big time!”

United’s Under-18 coach Kieran McKenna will have Bernard and nine other promising youngsters in his ranks after the club confirmed their academy intake for next season.

McKenna is due to take his squad to Austria this weekend for a pre-season training camp.

Charlton youth Largie Ramazani is believed to have signed a four-year contract at United, though the club are yet to confirm.

Manchester United have confirmed the signings of ten youngsters

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Manchester United have confirmed the signings of ten youngsters

The influx of young talent joining Manchester United's academy will hope to one day shine at Old Trafford

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The influx of young talent joining Manchester United’s academy will hope to one day shine at Old Trafford

Ethan Galbraith joins from Northern Ireland and Dylan Levitt is an U17 Wales international.

Keeper Jacob Carney joins as an academy student.

Manchester United's academy starlets are set to travel to Austria for a pre-season tour

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Man United’s academy starlets are set to travel to Austria for a pre-season tour

Will any of the new Manchester United signings go on to become a club legend at Old Trafford?

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Will any of the new United signings go on to become a club legend at Old Trafford?

Chelsea, meanwhile, will be pleased with their own work scouting the youth system.

The Blues managed to lure Dutch prodigy and United target Daishawn Redan to Stamford Bridge from Ajax in June.

Local lads D’Mhani Bughail-Mellor and Brandon Williams are among the group, while James Garnder, Ethan Laird, Dion McGhee and James Thompson are all homegrown.