The Belgian youngster signed a three-year deal having impressed United’s coaching staff during multiple trial periods with the club and becomes the latest talent from Europe to join under Louis van Gaal.
Having already visited Old Trafford during his trials at the club, Boonen wasted no time in getting accustomed to Man United’s dressing room and aptly posed under Adnan Januzaj‘s jersey.
Much like Boonen, Januzaj was brought to Man United as a teenager from Belgium and has since gone on to break through into the first-team, something Boonen will be keen to repeat in the future.
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) February 19, 2015
Not a lot is known about Boonen but we had a chat with HLN’s Kristof Terreur who first reported the story in order to gain some more insight into why United were keen to sign him.