A Northern Ireland Schoolboy international who represented his country in the Victory Shield.
After initially coming over to Manchester as a midfielder, he is was also viewed as a left-back. Very comfortable in possession, he is an elegant player who is easy on the eye with his style.
Predominantly left-footed, he scored a cracking volley during the friendly in Slovakia with MFK Ruzomberok and certainly has wonderful technique.
By making 13 starts in 2013/2014, plus another five as substitute, he must have been satisfied with his efforts and scored his first goal with a penalty against Reading. A starring role in the Dale Farm Milk Cup in his homeland followed as he helped United retain the trophy and won the Player of the Tournament award.
Coach Paul McGuinness declared himself pleased with Thompson's progress and one of his strikes, another textbook volley, in the 3-0 win against County Armagh was again right out of the top drawer.