Brazilian teen joins Man Utd on loan

Manchester United has taken midfielder Rafael Leao on loan from its Brazilian feeder club Desportivo Brasil.

The combative midfielder is only 17 but has attracted the attentions of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Leao will train with the Reds academy for the rest of the season before United decides whether to retain his services on a permanent basis.

The Premier League leader is also believed to have options on four other players from Desportivo.