Carlisle have confirmed schoolboy Dean Henderson has joined Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
Premier League club look to the future with latest signing
Carlisle United have confirmed that schoolboy goalkeeper Dean Henderson has joined Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
The 14-year-old has been watched by scouts from Old Trafford over the last two months and their glowing reports prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to act now.
Carlisle's head of youth Eric Kinder is convinced the Premier League giants have secured a player brimming with talent, despite his tender years.
"Manchester United have watched him and they've come in to get him, and an undisclosed fee has been agree," he told the club's official website
"I don't know the specifics of that, but it's obviously something neither the player or the directors could ignore.
"In all honesty, there is nothing you can do to keep a young player when something like this happens.
"They are a massive club and you probably get one chance at signing for a set up like that. We can't really say no, but I would have loved to have kept him.
"I think he's probably the best young goalkeeper that I have ever worked with and it has been a pleasure to watch him."