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Louis Van Gaal is set to sign Canada youth international Josh DoughtyReuters

As Manchester United continue to be linked with some of the biggest names in the sport, Louis Van Gaal is also ensuring the youth team is taken care of, with Canadian midfielder Josh Doughty completing a medical ahead of a permanent move to Old Trafford.

The 17-year-old confirmed the move on his Twitter account, Tweeting: "Man United medical."

The teenager will join the Manchester United academy as soon as he puts pen to paper on a contract, assuming of course his medical went according to plan.

There has been no confirmation from the club's official website yet, but Doughty, who is with MLS side Real Salt Lake and an U-18 international for Canada, joins Dutchman Timothy Fosu-Mensah among the youngsters to move to Manchester United after Van Gaal took charge.

Van Gaal is known to give youngsters a chance, and the manager has stayed true to form by giving the likes of Tyler Blackett, James Wilson and Paddy McNair an opportunity in the first team, and Doughty will hope he soon comes into the reckoning as well.

Meanwhile, another teenager who made his way across to Manchester United in the summer has stated his happiness at finally finding his confidence, which had taken a bit of a hit at the start of the season.

Luke Shaw did not have the greatest of beginnings as a Manchester United player after his big move from Southampton in the summer, with Van Gaal criticising the left-back's fitness. However, having worked on that particular aspect, Shaw has slowly but surely returned to his best, putting in some commendable performances for Manchester United over the last few games.

Shaw, who was declared the man of the match in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, is now looking forward to taking that form into the England national team, with Roy Hodgson's men set for matches against Slovenia and Scotland.

"I feel really strong and fit and I'm going there with a positive attitude," he told the club's official website.

"It's a massive thing to play for your country. It's different to playing league games and national football means a lot to everyone in England. The players cherish it.

"We haven't had the best of times recently but we want to show people what we can do. We want to become the best country in the world and it's going to take time, but eventually I'm sure one day it'll be our time."

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