Zeki Fryers is a tall and athletic left-back, strong defensively but also - as with most modern full-backs - liking to get forward and help out in attack.
He has pace in abundance and is tough in the tackle but is also relaxed in possession and able to play at centre-back.
Zeki, who has been capped at England youth level, stepped up pretty seamlessly to United's Reserves, after overcoming injury problems that affected his progress in the Academy.
At the start of the 2011/2012 campaign, he figured in both Warren Joyce's side and Paul McGuinness' academy outfit as an over-aged player before pulling
off something of a coup by featuring in a third of the club's teams and the one he will have dreamed about as a youngster.
The Carling Cup debut at Leeds, playing in the middle of defence, was a baptism of fire that he handled expertly with a flawless display at Elland Road. Another outing, this time at left-back against Aldershot, was followed by a late Champions League appearance in the win over Otelul Galati.
With Fabio poised to head out on loan, Fryers will aim to become the regular understudy to Patrice Evra after only Michael Keane made more than his 27 starts at Reserves level during the