Man Utd trump Arsenal for exciting French youngster Paul Pogba

Manchester United have beaten Arsenal for Le Havre prospect Paul Pogba.

The Mirror says United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has tied up a deal to land the 16-year-old youth international who plays for crack nursery club Le Havre and the kid has opted for United ahead of the Gunners.

It is a major signing triumph for Ferguson who has been unable to dominate the French market in the past few years because of Arsene Wenger's name and contacts.

However United have been working on the deal for months and the defensive midfielder, a regular in the national under-16 side, will join their list of talented kids.