Academy announce 2022 first-year scholars

Monday 27 June 2022 12:00

Manchester United have confirmed the new intake of Academy players for the Professional Development Phase ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Last term, the Under-18s won the FA Youth Cup and finished third in the U18 Premier League.

Elder members of Travis Binnion’s team will now play more regularly for the Under-21s, who will be taken by Mark Dempsey for their bespoke games programme.

Players from the previous campaign’s Under-16s side step up into the Professional Development Phase, which will further focus on individual player development next year with an increase in flexible coaching.

The initial intake includes 14 players with many of the group already experiencing Under-18s football last season, with the promotion of youngsters above their age-group helping to further their development.

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Travis Binnion is promoted, while Mark Dempsey leads the U23s and Justin Cochrane departs.

Louis Jackson started the Youth Cup final having also played against Scunthorpe and Reading in the earlier rounds.

Adam Berry, Ruben Curley, Finley McAllister, Jack Moorhouse, Habeeb Ogunneye and Malachi Sharpe all featured at least three times for United’s Under-18s last campaign, further showcasing the Academy’s focus on individual development over short-term team results.

The below group of players will experience a range of coaching, playing and education opportunities as they continue to work towards becoming established professional footballers. We would like to wish them all the very best within their careers.


Adam Berry (Forward)
Ruben Curley (Midfielder)
Elyh Harrison (Goalkeeper)
Louis Jackson (Defender)
Jack Kingdon (Defender)
Finley McAllister (Midfielder)
Ashton Missin (Forward)
Jack Moorhouse (Midfielder)
Thomas Myles (Goalkeeper)
James Nolan (Defender)
Habeeb Ogunneye (Defender)
Malachi Sharpe (Forward)
Ethan Wheatley (Forward)
Ethan Williams (Forward)