Man United lures young defender from neighbor City

Manchester United has lured a defensive prospect from Manchester

City, with Frederic Veseli switching between the fierce rivals on

transfer deadline day.

The 19-year-old Swiss center back will initially have to impress

in United’s reserve side to earn a spot in the first team.

Veseli says ”Manchester United has a long history of younger

players coming through and hopefully I can follow and do the

same.”

Veseli captained Switzerland to victory in the under-17 World

Cup in 2009 and was part of the City senior squad which toured the

United States last summer.

United sold 18-year-old midfielder Ravel Morrison to West Ham on

Tuesday after a series of disciplinary issues.