Manchester United sign young Fulham midfielder DJ Buffonge
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Manchester United have made an addition to their famous youth system, signing former-Fulham midfielder DJ Buffogne.

The 17-year-old has signed as a scholar at Man United, having had a successful trial earlier this season.

Man United sign young former-Fulham and Arsenal midfielder DJ Buffonge

Buffonge, whose full name his Darren Raekwon McIntosh-Buffogne, played in the opening fixture of the under-18 season, setting up Zak Dearnley.

Buffogne had been at Fulham since 2010, having left Arsenal's youth system at the young age of 12. The attacking midfielder picked up a groin injury in late-August which put a delay on the confirmation of the deal, although the Man United coaches were certain of his talent following his first game.

Confirmation of the move came on Manchester United's Official Club Website, adding a new player profile into the under-18 section of the site, in Buffogne's name. 

The club said, "DJ Buffonge has signed as a scholar for Manchester United following a successful trial."

New boy DJ Buffonge played for United under-18 on trail, got an assist

Buffonge got his first taste of under-18 football at Fulham in the 2013/14 season. As the main squad members played in the FA Youth Cup, Buffonge and other under-16 players featured in the league. He made 21 (1 in the FA Youth Cup) appearances for the under-18 side at Craven Cottage, but did not score.

The 17-year-old tweeted today, "God is Good." His former teammate at Fulham Ryan Sessegnon also tweeted about the move, saying,"Congrats and good luck bro. New adventure go and do your thing ."

United say the scholar deal was signed on November 13th. Buffonge will have been watching United excitedly this season with academy players like Andreas Pereira, Axel TuanzebeJesse Lingard and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson all getting chances under manager Louis van Gaal.