Youngster Alfie Hughes announces he's left Manchester United for Leeds

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

The midfielder player is back in Yorkshire with Leeds United after a spell across the Pennines.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have signed the 16-year-old midfielder, Alfie Hughes, from Manchester United, according to the player's Instagram.

Posting on Thursday, Hughes claimed it was "a tough decision" to leave Manchester United, but added that he was "excited for the new challenge" at Leeds.

 
 
 
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Tough decision to leave Manchester United but I’m excited for the new challenge, new chapter begins. @leedsunited

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The move sees the Teessider return to Yorkshire, where he played for Middlesbrough's academy until the Red Devils came calling in early 2018.

Hughes is part of an influx of young arrivals at Leeds this summer.

Fellow shoolboys, Stuart McKinstry and Morten Spencer have also moved to Elland Road from Motherwell and Sunderland, respectively.

 

Spencer, who is another Teesside native, was among those who replied to Hughes' Instagram post, writing: 'Love it brother".

Leeds have also brought in Liam McCarron from Carlisle United, as well as Rafa Mujica and Guille Amor from Barcelona this week.

However, the trio are expected to begin their Whites careers above Hughes and company in Carlos Corberan's Under-23s.

Rafael Rafa Mujica Garcia of Barcelona in action during the UEFA Youth League Quarter-final match between Anderlecht and Barcelona held at Van Roy Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Denderleeuw,...

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