Thursday, August 02, 2007
aussie whiz kid
FROM: Radio New Zealand:
Manchester United have signed a gifted nine-year-old Australian boy after his grandfather sent the Premier League champions a DVD showcasing the boy's talents which has become a YouTube sensation.
Rhain Davis, who was born in England but has lived in Australia since he was four, is being hailed by the British press on Thursday as the next Wayne Rooney.
The boy's skills feature in a four-minute YouTube clip, already viewed more than 800,000 times.
United have confirmed the signing but they're playing down the hype around the youngster, who has moved back to Cheshire in northern England with his father, near the club's training ground.
While the club doesn't comment on individual members, a spokesman says they're bracing themselves for a series of DVDs.