Saturday, August 04, 2007

9 Year Old Gets Recruited Because of YouTube [David Stefanini]

Manchester United has just recruited a 9 year old boy, after watching a 4-minute clip on YouTube. Here is the story from

"The club brought in Rhain Davis after his grandfather sent a DVD to United youth staff showing the boy playing for an under-10 team in Brisbane, Australia.

"Manchester United is proud of its history of developing talented young players, and invests considerable time and resources into trying to find the best young players of the future," the club said in a statement.

In Davis' case, however, United need only have invested four minutes. That is the length of a YouTube clip featuring Davis's dribbling, stepover and goal-scoring skills -- viewed more than 800,000 times on the site -- that has led fans to describe him as the next Wayne Rooney."

Here is the clip of the young boy playing soccer.

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