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THE SUN 🔵 Man Utd sign former Premier League star’s son and hand him No7 shirt

MANCHESTER UNITED have confirmed the signing on 14-year-old prospect Silva Mexes from Ipswich.

Silva, 14, confirmed his Old Trafford move in a social media post as he posed with the No7 shirt at the club’s Carrington training ground.

Silva Mexes has signed for Man Utd
Silva Mexes has signed for Man UtdCredit: INSTAGRAM @silva.mte
The teenager has joined from Ipswich Town
The teenager has joined from Ipswich TownCredit: INSTAGRAM @silva.mte

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The starlet posted on his Instagram account: « Very proud moment for me and my family to announce my signing for @manchesterunited.

« Thank you for everyone who has helped me on my journey so far. The work starts now #manchesterunited #signing #blessed. »

Mexes is the son of Premier League legend Robert Earnshaw.

Several Premier League heavyweights scouted the teenager, but he committed his future to Man Utd.

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Fans took to social media to react to the news, with one person writing: « Remember the name. »

Another commented: « One for the future! »

A third wrote: « Big potential in Silva Mexes, but still a young player. Let’s see how he develops. »

While a fourth added: « Another starboy! »

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The teenager has been handed the prestigious No7 shirt, synonymous with club legends such as Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.

Earnshaw, 43, enjoyed a playing career that spanned 17 years and spent time in the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and the MLS.

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He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in the Prem, all three divisions of the English Football League, the League Cup, the FA Cup and in an international match.

Earnshaw started his professional career with Cardiff before going on to play for West Brom, Norwich, Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Blackpool, Toronto FC, Chicago Fire and Vancouver Whitecaps.

He retired in 2015 following a spell in the MLS.

The striker was also capped 59 times by Wales.

Mexes is the son of Robert Earnshaw
Mexes is the son of Robert EarnshawCredit: PA:Empics Sport
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