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Man United sign non-league defender

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Sadiq El Fitouri from Evo-Stik side Salford City.

The 20-year-old had previously been on the books at Manchester City, but will now join up with United' under-21 squad.

El Fitouri is now a Manchester United player. Credit: PA

"This is honestly a dream come true for me and I have to thank Salford City for the chance, as well as the faith they have shown in me," El Fitouri explained.

"I am really looking forward to what happens next and to be given the opportunity to do so at Manchester United is unbelievable."

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West Ham to sign Man United midfielder on a free

Darren Fletcher is heading south. Credit: PA

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher looks set to leave Manchester United for West Ham after Louis van Gaal confirmed the midfielder had been granted a free transfer.

Fletcher has spent his entire career at Old Trafford, but has recently struggled to gain a first-team place.

"Darren Fletcher is now in West Ham, I believe," Van Gaal told a press conference on Friday afternoon.

"So we have to wait and see."

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Man United keeper Valdes praised for inspirational team-talk

Manchester United under-21 coach Warren Joyce has hailed new goalkeeper Victor Valdes after he made his first appearance for the club on Monday night.

The former Barcelona man impressed on and off the pitch, by giving an inspirational team-talk.

Valdes explained the story of American Dick Hoyt, who has pushed his cerebal palsy-suffering son in marathons and endurance events for decades, to inspire his new colleagues ahead of their 2-1 win over Liverpool under-21s.

Victor Valdes joined Manchester United on a free. Credit: Pa

"The lads are in the room listening to this. It was unbelievable," Joyce explained.

"I was going to do something but Victor said 'Guardiola used to do this'.

"He's a very humble guy and a model professional."

Man Untied say midfielder can leave for free

Darren Fletcher looks set to leave Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Manchester United have told long-serving midfielder Darren Fletcher he can leave the club for nothing.

The Scot is currently vice-captain at Old Trafford, but his first-team opportunities have seen him become surplus to requirements.

West Ham are leading the chase for the Scotland international, but West Brom and Valencia have also shown an interest.

Man United pay Sir Alex Ferguson for £100,000-a-day role

Despite retiring as manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson still earned £2.17million from the club in a nine month spell from October 2013 to June 2014.

The Scot was paid £100,000 a day in his role as a global ambassador for United, as revealed in the club's accounts, as calculated by the Daily Mail.

Ferguson still has a key role promoting the club around the world.

Sir Alex Ferguson still has a decent income. Credit: PA

The accounts also revealed that David Moyes and his backroom staff were paid a collective £4.82million in pay-offs by the club after their contracts were terminated.

Moyes, as well as Steve Round, Phil Neville and Jimmy Lumsden all departed after a poor spell in charge at the club.

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