Man Utd sign Salford City trialist Sadiq El Fitouri

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Sadiq El Fitouri only made his debut for Salford City three weeks ago

Libya-born defender Sadiq El Fitouri has joined Manchester United from Evo-Stik First Division side Salford City on an 18-month deal.

Sadiq, 20, joined Salford City as a trialist in December after being released by Manchester City.

He said: "This is honestly a dream come true for me."

Salford part-owner and former United defender Phil Neville said the club was "immensely proud" to have given him an opportunity to play.

Neville added: "He had the determination and passion to play without necessarily having the chances."

Another co-owner Gary Neville tweeted: "Incredible story on Sadiq El Fitouri. Well done to Phil and Scholesy for showing belief in a lad who was out of the game!

"Phil and Scholesy gave him his Salford City debut just three weeks ago and the boy has signed for United. #dreamscometrue"

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