FORMER Newport County AFC teenage star Regan Poole has finally made his Manchester United debut – FIVE months after his dream move.

The 17-year-old swapped Rodney Parade for Old Trafford on September 1 last year but he and United have been waiting for international clearance for the move ever since.

FIFA Regulations require National Associations to issue an International Transfer Certificate for any player over the age of 12 moving from one National Association to another, including across UK borders.

In the five months since the deal was done – for a fee that could eventually net County around £400,000 – Poole has been unable to play in a competitive fixture for Paul McGuinness’ United academy side.

Instead he’s had to make do with a handful of friendly appearances while he settled in Manchester.

The Argus understands that the fact that Poole was still on a scholar’s contract at County was a complicating factor and that the hold-up is down to the education side of his development.

But Poole announced on Twitter today that the issue has finally been resolved.

The Wales under-19 international wrote: “Finally!! I can start to play games for my new club!! Let the games begin!”

And Poole made his Red Devils debut in a 10-minute cameo from the bench tonight as the United under-21s lost 2-0 to Everton.