PLAYER PROFILE

37. Saidy Janko

Birthdate:22 Oct 1995
Birthplace:Zurich, Switzerland
Position:Defender
Appearances1
Goals Scored0
Joined United:02 Sep 2013
United Debut:26 Aug 2014 v MK Dons (A)
International:Switzerland U19

A deadline-day signing from FC Zurich that went under the radar with all the focus surrounding Marouane Fellaini's arrival from Everton.

The teen talent impressed against the Reds in the FIFA Blue Stars tournament in his home city and is most at home either at right-back or on the right wing.

An Under-19 international with Switzerland, Janko also qualifies for Gambia from his parentage.

A powerful performer with plenty of presence, he required international clearance before making his United debut - which was at Under-19 level.

"We saw him a couple of times out there and he played right-back, right-wing and also in a right-sided midfield role," revealed Reserves coach Warren Joyce to Inside United. "He did well in all three positions.

"He came over on trial and made the most of his opportunity. He's certainly a powerful boy. There are a lot of things that he has got to improve on but he is strong, quick and can go past people. He's got some raw materials that we can work with."

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