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Tunnicliffe To Stay At Peterborough

It has been confirmed today that Manchester United youngster, Ryan Tunnicliffe, will remain at Peterborough on loan until the end of February, although this could later be extended for longer. He has made 24 appearances for the club since joining them in the summer.

It has taken several weeks for an extension to be agreed but Barry Fry, the director of football at Peterborough, spoke highly of the teenager when the deal was being talked about.

“One day I can definitely see him getting into the first-team at Manchester United, but remember that he is still only 18 at the minute and he’s still learning the game,” he said. “When he does come on from the bench he always makes an impact and helps change the game for sure. I think that he has got one hell of a future in front of him because he is very strong, aggressive in winning the ball and goes from box-to-box all game and there aren’t many of those around in the game at the moment. I can definitely see a bright future for him and hopefully Darren can persuade the boy and Manchester United to keep him here till the end of the season and if that is the case it will be a great signing for us.”

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  1. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Well thats going to disappoint a few people. Probably best for his development.

  2. smartalex says:

    It is excellent news that Ryan Tunnicliffe has earned himself this loan extension. Reports from Peterborough have been very positive, with Ferguson Jr very keen to retain the youngster’s services. A successful loan deal, yay!

    Well done Ryan, keep it up lad!

  3. PePiNkA says:

    Peterborough’s website say “until the end of February”?

  4. TheCANTONA says:

    Good on you & good luck also to you Tunni. NO NEED to rush the youngsters.

  5. YorYor says:

    Great for him to get more games. Once he’s tasted it, he’ll be asking for more, and in the United kit no less. Get games, get experience, get desire, come back to train like there’s no tomorrow, and get himself into SAF’s selection thoughts.

  6. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Great news he needs to learn his trade he is only 18 and will be better served playing in the championship than our reserves.

    Pogba needs to do something similar he is not ready for 1st team just yet and it would be good for him to learn his trade a little more.

  7. Costas says:

    Good for the kid. Hopefully we’ll see some of him in next summer’s pre season friendlies.

  8. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:


    you can guarantee mate he will do pre season with the first team and then go out on loan to Wigan or equivalent

  9. Utd4life says:

    Great news. Let the lad get some proper playing time instead of playing for the reserves. Then, next season, take him on the pre-season tour and if he still hasn’t made the grade then loan him out to a premiership team to get some PL experience and then bring him back where SAF will take care of the rest.

  10. Costas says:


    I think so too mate. As long as Wigan stay up of course. At this stage of his career a loan move to a Premiership team should be the next step. Unless he impresses the manager so much over the summer that he decides to keep him around.

  11. Brigadier19 says:

    Top Fella, cant wait for him to flourish as suggested. In the youth Cup Final he was impressive. Nurture the young guns, and develop them. Thats what this club is all about. LIFE & SOUL.


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