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United youngster departs on loan

Regan Poole will spend the season on loan at Northampton Town.

Manchester United Training Session & Press Conference Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Northampton Town have confirmed the signing of Manchester United youngster Regan Poole, who has joined the League One club on a season-long loan. The 19-year-old Welshman was handed his United debut by Louis van Gaal in the Europa League clash with Midtjylland two seasons ago, though has failed to make a first-team appearance since.

However, he has impressed while in action for the United reserve side, alternating between centre-half and defensive midfield. Northampton boss Justin Edinburgh — who gave Poole his professional debut at Newport County — clearly thinks the teenager is ready to play a part as his side look to improve on their 16th place finish in the third tier. Edinburgh described Poole as:

"[A] central defender who is comfortable on the ball. He is strong, he leaps well and he has all the attributes to be a top, top player. He is mobile and he will complement the other defenders we have at the club well.”

Let’s hope he can make the most of his opportunity.