Date: 2nd February 2017 at 6:47pm
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Chesterfield have signed former Manchester United defender Sadiq El Fitouri following his release from the Premier League giants.

The League One outfit, who currently lie 22nd in the third-tier standings, three points adrift of safety, have agreed a deal for the right-back until the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

The 22-year-old, who has three international caps for Libya, failed to make his first-team debut whilst with The Red Devils, but made 25 appearances for United’s Under-23 side.

El Fitouri, who can also operate at centre-half, told the club’s official website, “I’m very pleased to be here.

“After training on Tuesday, I got a phone call saying that Chesterfield were interested and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to come here and show what I can do.

“I spoke to the manager and he told me that he was happy to sign me and he told me that he likes the philosophy of working with young players and to play out from the back.

“Hopefully I’ll get the chance to play games and help the club stay in the division.”

El Fitouri joined Manchester United from Salford City back in January 2015 on an 18-month deal after being handed a trial on the recommendation of the non-league club’s part-owners, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.

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