Manchester United have completed the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Theo Richardson.
Lincoln-born Richardson joined the club on trial earlier this year.
Before that came a spell at Leeds where he impressed for the Elland Road side.
Richardson continued his development at United and caught the eye in his debut in the mini Manchester derby at the Etihad in March.
A series of acrobatic saves kept things level in the tense 2-2 draw.
He was also named on the bench for the Under-23s’ penultimate game of the season against Arsenal.
Richardson’s profile on United’s official site reads: “Signed on a permanent contract after arriving on a short-term basis towards the end of the 2016/17 season.
“One of four keepers with the Reserves squad at the training camp in Austria – with Kieran O’Hara, Max Johnstone and Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui – and likely to push for a place in the Under-23s and UEFA Youth League squad.
“Formerly with Leeds United, he produced some outstanding performances when thrust into the Reds’ Under-18 team to earn a deal over the course of the summer.”
Richardson played in the Dallas Cup and will feature in United’s return to the prestigious Super Cup NI tournament – formerly the Milk Cup – in Northern Ireland this week.