Huddlestone continues Academy role

Monday 03 July 2023 15:00

Tom Huddlestone is to continue as player-coach for Manchester United's Under-21s.

The former England international started the innovative role in the Academy in August 2022, fulfilling a position previously held by Paul McShane.

By working with the other coaches, he has been able to pass on his experience to the club's youngsters, even during some matches when taking to the field.

Watch Tom Huddlestone discussing his role last season.

Huddlestone will at times solely play in fixtures for the U21s as one of five permitted over-age outfield players in Premier League 2 and the Papa Johns Trophy.

We have already confirmed one of our group-stage games in next season's EFL Trophy competition, with a trip to Stockport County being held on Tuesday 22 August.

The experienced midfielder will continue to create various unique development opportunities for United’s Academy players by coaching from within training sessions and driving daily standards on and off the pitch.

Tom will continue to further his coaching skills, working alongside Academy experts, to deliver an excellent programme for our players.

As well as being a full England international, he has also represented Derby County, Tottenham, Wolves and Hull City in the past.