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- May 8, 2011
Man United snap up highly rated Irish underage international - Independent.ie
Lee O'Connor wears the number 2 shirt.Manchester United have continued their trend of signing young Irish talent by recruiting U-16 captain Lee O'Connor.
The 15-year-old is the first Waterford-born player brought to the club since John O'Shea in 1998.
O'Connor is considered one of the brightest teen talents in the country, having represented his country this season at both U-16 and U-17 level.
His performances were reflected by him receiving the FAI U-15 Player of the Year recently from Seamus Coleman.
Like Coleman, O'Connor is an attacking full-back and will depart his local club Villa FC in July to join Nicky Butt's United Academy, where he'll begin full-time training.