A big deal was made of Mateo Mejia’s move to Manchester United from Real Zaragoza.

While reported by The Sun last June, Mejia’s move was only officially completed in October, Spanish newspaper El Periodico reported.

The teenager then had a very unlucky start, being stretchered off on his under-18s debut in November.

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He has been out of action since, until he was brought back to play for the under-16s at the weekend.


Mejia did not disappoint, scoring all four goals in a 4-1 victory over Blackburn.

First sign of prolific player

Mejia scored an incredible 60 goals last season for Real Zaragoza’s youth teams, The Mail reported.

This was his breakthrough moment for the academy at the weekend, which can kickstart his spell in Manchester after an injury hit and red tape delayed start to the season.

Mejia can expect to be recalled to the under-18s promptly after this confidence boosting game for the 16s.

He turns 17 next week, and there is an outside chance he could be on the bench in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday against Leeds.

If United are down, and need to throw on a potential match winner, it might be a good idea to give the prolific forward a chance to make a name for himself.

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