Manchester United youngster Nicholas Ioannou has signed a deal with Cypriot side APOEL after being told that he would not be receiving a new deal from the Red Devils. The youngster Cypriot joined United when he was just 11-years old and went on to become an important player in each of the age groups he represented. However, Ioannou was told earlier this month that his deal with the club would not be renewed and has subsequently joined 2012 Champions League quarter-finalists APOEL on a three-year deal. The 18-year-old wore the captain’s armband in his final game for United on April 12th, as his side beat Tottenham side 1-0. Ioannou has represented Cyprus at under-19 level with his last appearance coming in a 3-0 win over Poland in November 2012. The manager of the senior national team, Pambos Christodoulou attended his final match for United earlier this month against Spurs and is considering the youngster for a call-up. APOEL are currently top of the Cypriot league table following yesterday’s resounding 3-0 win over fellow title-challengers AEL.