Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

DJ Buffonge Is United's [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

DJ Buffonge Is United's [...]

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- DJ Buffonge is United's latest young recruit but Reds fans won't be able to see him in action until after Christmas.

Buffonge, whose full name is Darren Raekwon McIntosh-Buffonge, signed scholarship forms for the Reds days after his 17th birthday.

The Londoner became available in the summer when his contract ran out at Fulham after spending five years going through the youth ranks at Craven Cottage.

The former Arsenal youth product had a trial with United once the Reds were alerted to the fact he was available and has impressed the coaches at Carrington, including Nicky Butt.

Buffonge made his debut in United Under 18s' first match of the season back in August in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion. He continued in Paul McGuinness' side for the following match at Altrincham against Everton in a 3-1 defeat.

His third game before the end of August was against Derby, again at Altrincham, in a 3-1 win. …

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