United Academy announces first-year scholars

Monday 17 July 2023 15:03

Manchester United has confirmed the new intake of Academy players for the Professional Development Phase, ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Elder members of last season’s Under-18s team will now play more regularly for the Under-21s.

Youngsters 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.

Wales Under-17 international Gabriele Biancheri joined the club last season.
The initial intake includes 11 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.

The players listed below will experience a range of coaching, playing and educational opportunities as they continue to work towards becoming established professional footballers.

We would like to wish them all the very best for their future careers.


Zach Baumann (Midfielder)
Gabriele Biancheri (Forward)
Jacob Devaney (Defender)
Jayce Fitzgerald (Midfielder)
Sekou Kaba (Forward)
Jayden Kamason (Defender)
Shea Lacey (Midfielder)
Reece Munro (Defender)
Will Murdock (Goalkeeper)
Victor Musa (Forward)
James Scanlon (Midfielder)

The Academy will confirm a full Professional Development Phase squad list before the start of the season.