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Wigan loan United starlet Henriquez

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Manchester United's Angelo Henriquez has joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the remainder of the season.

Henriquez, 18, signed for United from Universidad de Chile in the summer but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club.

The striker has now been loaned to Wigan in a bid to bolster the Latics' striking options and also ensure he gains Premier League experience.

Henriquez said on Wigan's official website: "This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am really excited after the manager has given this chance for me to prove myself. Now I need to work to try and earn my place in the team."

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez said: "We're really excited about Angelo because he is a very young man with a huge potential; he's a goalscorer with clever movement inside the box and has had a very successful time with his former club Universidad.

"We hope to have a good partnership in terms of allowing Angelo to develop as a footballer and learn of the demands of the English game, because I feel he can bring us something different in the forward line.

"I'm sure the fans will give him a great welcome on Saturday and it will provide him with the perfect opportunity to begin his experiences on the pitch in English football which is very exciting."

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