Manchester United have confirmed they have added two new signings to their academy.

Alejandro Garnacho and Charlie McNeill have made the move to the Premier League giants from Atletico Madrid and Manchester City respectively.

Both are forwards with Garnacho, 16, having mainly featured in Atletico Madrid’s Juvenil B side last season though he did also appear for their U19s team.

McNeill crosses Manchester having been a prolifc scorer with City and the 17-year-old has represented England up to U16s level.

The new additions come just weeks after Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer challenged academy players to replicate Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and others and force their way into the first team.

Charlie McNeill has swapped Man City for the Man Utd academy
Charlie McNeill has swapped Man City for the Man Utd academy

“The whole of the academies in the country must be excited because we lost so many months of valuable time for kids to play,” Solskjaer said. “So I'm happy we're back.

“I think it's been looking good and there are some interesting and exciting prospects there.

“That should always be part of being a Manchester United academy player, knowing the pathway is there.

“We, as coaching staff and as a club, will always give good, young players a chance if they go through the ranks, when you're getting ready to get the chance to have a feel of the first team as well.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may use more academy players this season
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may use more academy players this season

“Hopefully, some really improve over the course of the season and get in and around the first team."

Solskjaer will be hoping to see more additions over the weekend, but this time to his senior side.

Manchester United have made just one signing this summer, with Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax, and have until 11pm on Monday to add to their squad.