Manchester United make their first signing after FA Cup triumph

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag acknowledges the fans before the match.

Manchester United’s academy has got a promising addition REUTERS/Toby Melville

Manchester United, who recently won the FA Cup final, have signed Silva Mexes from Ipswich Town.

It won’t be far-fetched to say that United’s FA Cup victory was scripted by the club’s famed academy.

In the quarter-finals, it was Amad Diallo and Alejandro Garnacho’s brilliant link-up play that stunned Jurgen Klopp’s men late in the extra-time, sending Liverpool empty-handed from Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the final against City on Saturday became the perfect stage for Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo to show their immense potential, with both academy products scoring crucial goals to seal a 2-1 win at Wembley.

United have always focused on strengthening their academy and producing top-class talents for their first team, and the recent rise of the likes of Mainoo is only going to encourage the club’s hierarchy to focus more on their youth setup.

Just a few days after the FA Cup final triumph, United have done exactly that, announcing the addition of an exciting prospect.

The Premier League outfit have signed highly-rated forward Silva Mexes from Ipswich.

Mexes, who is the son of former United player Robert Earnshaw, confirmed his transfer by posing for a photo, holding the number 7 jersey with his name on it.

Of course, Mexes won’t be the only such product in the academy as Wayne Rooney’s son Kai Rooney is already in the setup as well.

At the same time, earlier this week, United parted ways with Alvaro Fernandez on a permanent basis. The full-back, who impressed in the club’s academy, joined Benfica on loan in January.

The Portuguese side clearly admired his skill sets, deciding to sign the player permanently this summer.