Gore named Under-21s Player of the Year

Thursday 25 May 2023 20:56

Daniel Gore is the winner of Manchester United's Denzil Haroun Reserve-Team Player of the Year award for 2022/23.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed an impressive campaign for Mark Dempsey's side, making a total of 26 appearances across both our Under-21 and Under-18 teams this season.

Captaining the Reds for large parts of our Premier League 2 season, the youngster has contributed two goals and three assists, while also training with Erik ten Hag's first-team squad, at times.

Gore is a regular for England's Under-18s too, having earned six caps for his country, and scored as recently as March's 3-3 draw with Denmark.
Gore alongside United midfielder Scott McTominay during first-team training earlier this month.
The prize is named after Haroun, who was a former director at the club, with past winners of the accolade including Nicky Butt, Darren Fletcher, John O'Shea and Andreas Pereira.

Gore also starred in our Under-21s' 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford back in March, playing a pivotal role at the Theatre of Dreams.

He set up Mateo Mejia with a wonderful through ball, and the former Burnley Academy star has continued to go from strength to strength throughout 2022/23. 
Having joined the club from the Clarets back in 2018, Gore's development within our Academy has included being part of the FA Youth Cup-winning side last term, and this award further underlines his progress.

Head of Academy Nick Cox said: "To win this prestigious award at the age of 18 shows just how well Dan has performed and applied himself throughout the season.

"Dan is a worthy winner but it was, by no means, an easy decision for us, given how brilliantly our Under-21s have performed all season. We deliberately assembled a young group and they rose to the challenge of facing older players, throughout their games programme, in exactly the way we had hoped they would.

"Myself and all of the coaches are delighted with the individual development across this group and really proud of their collective achievements this season. Dan, himself, developed greatly this year, playing a key role for a variety of Academy sides in Premier League 2 as well as captaining the teams in the EFL Trophy and FA Youth Cup.

"He’s a leader who has come through our system from a young age, always showcasing the desired qualities and characteristics that we look to instil in each of our young players. He truly deserves this award for his determination to succeed, his support for his fellow team-mates and his strong individual performances."

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Every past winner of the award can be found by clicking this link, with Mark Robins the first player to be handed the prize back in 1990.
Congratulations, Daniel!