Freddy Adu has been granted permission by his American club D.C. United and the Major League Soccer to join Manchester United for two weeks of training beginning on November 18th. It has been suggested that this could be the first step in what could be a permanent move to Manchester United next year.
Freddy Adu although only 17 and with only a splattering of starts with club and country has lived a very high profile life thus far. Since the tender age of just 12, he has been linked with a host of the top team in World football.
Adu was included in his first American national squad in January 2006. On the 22nd January 2006, Adu became the youngest player to play for the Americans, coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute of a friendly game against Canada. Apparently, this game has not committed Adu to the American national team and he could still switch to play for his country of birth, Ghana.
Adu was not selected for the 2006 World Cup Finals. Bruce Arena, the coach of America, felt that starting only 16 games in the 2005 season was not enough.
In total, over the three seasons Adu has been with D.C. United, he has scored 11 goals and started 59 times.
With Adu’s nominal experience, Manchester United may be more interested in Adu’s commercial potential. Aged just 14, Nike made Adu their face of football in America and paid the untried Adu $1 million.
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