Manchester United youngster Reece James has left the club to Wigan Athletic on a three year deal. The 21 year old signed for Manchester United in 2012, after a series of loan spells and features for the U-21 side the youngster had to wait till 2014 where he made his first team debut in a league defeat against MK Dons.
After struggling to break into the first team he was sent on-loan to Rotherham United and Huddersfield town respectively in the 2014/2015 season. With the re-building of the United team in full swing, Coach Louis Van Gaal has not only been bringing in players but has been clearing out a lot of players deem surplus to requirements and unfortunately for the youngster Louis Van Gaal does not see him in his plans for the future. The left-back will be grateful to Wigan Athletic for offering him a chance to prove himself and revive his career.
Latics Official Gary Caldwell on the other hand is extremely delighted about the transfer and said ‘Reece is a young player with a bright future. He has been schooled by one of the best academies around and has impressed both at Under 21 level and whilst on loan. He is another who will strengthen competition on that left side, and has played as a full-back, or in a wing back role. Once again, there were clubs after him so we’re delighted to add him to the squad.’