London: Manchester United has signed five-year-old football wonder kid Charlie Jackson, who is being tipping as a future superstar by coaches.
According to the Daily Mirror, United scouts spotted Charlie’s incredible football skills when he was just three, but had to wait until he was old enough to join their development centre.
Charlie now trains with top-rated youngsters almost all a year older than him.
Charlie’s parents Andy and Claire said that they could not be happier, even though the family are all fans of Manchester City.
“His idols are Joe Hart and Mario Balotelli and at first he was mortified that he was having to train with United, but he seems to be getting over that bit now. He loves it,” Andy said.
“It’s an amazing opportunity. Everywhere we go people notice him because of his football talent. People just stand and watch him. They can’t believe he’s only five because he’s so good,” he added.