It has been confirmed this evening that Tyler Blackett has joined Reading on a permanent deal. After a good start to his United career, Blackett went off the boil, and his loan move to Celtic was a disaster.

However, Reading manager, former United hero Jaap Stam, believes Blackett has a lot to offer.

As we know, Tyler is a talented defender who has played for United’s first team. He can play as a left-back or a left-sided centre-back; he has got great potential in the sense that he is quick and athletic, defensively he is strong and he is good at set-pieces. As a defender he can go and play high up the pitch as well, and that is what we need in the squad.

Blackett, now 22, had been at the club since he was eight-years-old.