Warrington lad, James Chester, made his Manchester United début recently in our League Cup semi-final against Derby. As a 5-year-old he was playing for his local team’s Under-9s, before joining United when he was 8-years-old.
The tough-tackling defender made more appearances for the Reserves last season than any other player, which was rewarded by a place on the bench in our recent trip to Bolton.
However, like many young players at United, he has been sent out on loan to get more games under his belt…and to help out Sir Alex Ferguson’s son at Peterborough!
Peterborough defender, Chris Morgan, broke his toe in his side’s weekend fixture, meaning Ferguson Jnr was in desperate need of a defender. Sir Alex was more than happy to oblige.
“The fact he is at Manchester United tells its own story,” said Darren. “It is initially for a month and he will go straight into the team on Tuesday night, if the game is on. James made his debut against Derby and has been on the fringes of the first team, but they have some top defenders at Old Trafford. It is a good experience for James to come out and get some games in the league and we are delighted to have him on board. It had to be done very quickly, I was speaking with my dad on Saturday night and he has helped us out. I look forward to working with him.”
Peterborough are currently 4th in League One, four points away from a guaranteed promotion spot.
Best of luck to you lad!
The RoM 2016-17 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Mikael Silvestre, a Q&A with the country's top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by brilliant United writers, and so much more. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.