Henriquez is last buy
Angelo Henriquez will be the fifth and final summer signing for Manchester United, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.
The exciting Chilean striker has said his farewells at Universidad de Chile and is due to finalise his dream switch to Old Trafford in the next few days. Sir Alex has been impressed with the teenager’s development after monitoring his progress for a few years.
“Henriquez is on his way back to Manchester and he should be here on Sunday,” declared the boss. “He had to go back to Chile after he got the work permit on Tuesday. We’ve had an option [on him] since he was 14 when he played against our youth team.
“He came over when he was 15 and then 16. We kept in close contact with him in that respect and, when he got to 18, it was a matter of whether or not we left him for another year or brought him in. But he had such a good summer with Chile’s Under-20s, that we thought it wasn’t worth waiting. We may as well do it now. That took away a lot of interest from other clubs. We had the option on him, but options only last so long and we decided to take him in. He’s quick and a good finisher and he has a terrific physique for a boy of 18.”
Although it’s unlikely to stop speculation about other additions before the August 31 deadline, Sir Alex insisted he will not be making any more signings. “We definitely won’t be buying anyone else. There is no movement about anyone going the other way.”