Manchester United have announced on their official website that midfielder Nick Powell has signed for Wigan Athletic and could immediately face the Red Devils in Saturday's friendly match.
The 22-year-old was released by the club after his contract expired at the end of June.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell was full of praise for the youngster as he described him as a quality midfielder and a special player.
"Nick is a quality player," Caldwell told the club's official website.
"He's the one player we wanted to get this summer and we are so happy we've got him. When I played with him, he was the best 19-year-old I'd ever played with.
"He's had a frustrating couple of years with injuries and not managing to settle anywhere, but we absolutely believe in him because he's a special player with the talent to get a stadium to its feet.
"He is still very young and has got so much more to give the game. We are delighted he can continue his progress with us."