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Millers land Manchester United defender James

26 November 2014

Red Devils youngster added to defensive ranks...

Rotherham United have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Reece James on an emergency loan deal until January, subject to Football League and Premier League clearance.

The highly-rated left-back joins the Millers after sealing his loan move this morning.

Last season he was one of the stand-out performers in the Manchester United Reserve side leading to his loan switch to The AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“Young Reece is a player who I have watched develop at Manchester United over the last two or three years,” said Millers boss Steve Evans.

“He is an outstanding young left-back or indeed can be utilised further forward as and when needed.

“His ability was not only witnessed by Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes but even more so by current United manager Louis Van Gaal, who gave young Reece an opportunity to play in the first-team back in pre-season and indeed the youngster has been close to being involved at Old Trafford in recent weeks. 

“I have continually asked the question in relation to bringing Reece to Rotherham United and I was delighted to hear confirmation over the weekend that the young man can join us from now until January.”

James, who has one senior appearance under his belt for Manchester United, also had a short loan spell with Carlisle United.

James’ brother Matty, currently plays for Premier League side Leicester City.

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