Former Man Utd wonderkid who made debut alongside Cristiano Ronaldo makes transfer to Championship club

Former Man Utd wonderkid who made debut alongside Cristiano Ronaldo makes transfer to Championship club

FORMER Manchester United wonderkid Charlie McNeill has moved to Sheffield Wednesday.

The young striker made his debut for the Red Devils alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022.

AlamyCharlie McNeil has joined Sheffield Wednesday[/caption]

GettyHe made his debut for Man United in 2022[/caption]

McNeill, 20, appeared for Manchester United in the Europa League clash against Real Sociedad.

The LaLiga outfit won the match 1-0 and McNeill did not make another appearance in the first team.

The sole outing was a “dream” come true for the striker.

He told the BBC: “Fortunately, I got to make my debut, and I was upfront with him [Ronaldo], and it was surreal.

“So that was another dream come true.

“I didn’t really expect to come on we were losing 1-0 so I thought he would put somebody else on.

“But he put me on and I was just buzzing, in front of 75,000, a dream come true again.”

McNeill had loan spells at Newport County and Stevenage until he was recalled in January.

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He departed Old Trafford at the end of the season as a free agent.

Reports claim that he had interest from the MLS and clubs in Serie A, but he has opted for the Championship side.

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McNeill started his career in the academy at Man United but did temporarily leave for cross-city rivals Manchester City.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are still working on incoming this summer.

The club are set to pay the release clause for Bologna star Joshua Zirkzee.

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