Manchester United recorded their lowest-ever Premier League points total last season but this failure did not extend to the club’s industry-leading academy, which enjoyed an outstanding season with the Under-18s winning the FA Youth Cup.
Alejandro Garnacho contributed seven goals and three assists in the successful Youth Cup campaign last year, but he was born in Madrid, not Manchester, and he actually was signed from Atletico Madrid in September 2020 with a view to the future.
Prior to the signing of Garnacho, the academy also signed Marc Jurado from Barcelona, Alvaro Fernandez from Real Madrid and Isak Hansen-Aaroen in that summer, as the club’s scouts looked to bring in some of Europe’s best talent.
Those academy signings have been a success, as Jurado, Hansen-Aaroen and Garnacho were all instrumental in the Youth Cup triumph, with the latter becoming a first-team regular, whilst Fernandez is excelling on loan in the Championship.
The Manchester Evening News revealed last month that United had agreed a deal with Cardiff to sign Biancheri, who is understood to have already passed his medical, and the transfer for him to join the club as a scholar is now imminent.
Jurado, Fernandez and Garnacho were given intensive English lessons and documentaries on the club and Manchester to help them integrate from Spain in the summer of 2020, but Biancheri, who was born in Wales, will not need that support.
United got the signings of Jurado, Fernandez and Garnacho right and staff are hoping Biancheri can follow their lead.