The youngster was on trial at United at the inception of this season. His impressive cameos while on training meant he was rewarded with a scholarship contract.
Confirming the deal for the 17-year-old on the club’s website, Manchester United released a statement of their website which reads:
“DJ Buffonge has signed as a scholar for Manchester United following a successful trial.
“The former Fulham prospect started the season in the Under-18 team and set up Zak Dearnley’s goal in the opening fixture at West Brom.
“However, a groin injury sustained in a 3-2 win over Derby County in late August cut short his progress.
“Despite the setback, United’s coaches had seen enough to complete a deal on 13 November for the creative midfielder.”
Manchester United U18 coach McGuiness has labelled the 17-year-old as a talented player. Buffonge joins the array of youngsters in United giving the Red Devils assurance for the future.
Meanwhile, United are now placed second in the Premier league and they are now looking like title favourite after Arsenal and Manchester City slips.