You Too(ube), Manchester United?

I suppose when the world’s most popular soccer team starts signing nine-year-olds based on a DVD submission that has already been viewed 800,000 times on...

I suppose when the world’s most popular soccer team starts signing nine-year-olds based on a DVD submission that has already been viewed 800,000 times on YouTube, you can confidently say social-media fans may be onto something.

Manchester United has signed Rhain Davis, an English native who currently lives in Australia. The British press has hailed him as the next Wayne Rooney.

Obviously, the fact that United is signing players in the single-digit-age category is noteworthy, but not more so than the fact that the club got wind of this kid only after Davis' grandfather sent them said DVD.

It's not such a stretch to assume that any sports team trying to find the next pre-teen sensation will be checking out YouTube to try and trump their rivals.

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