Owen Dodgson.

Academy defenders join Burnley

Manchester United have confirmed two of our Academy defenders have signed for Burnley on permanent deals.

The Clarets have announced the capture of Owen Dodgson and Calen Gallagher-Allison, after both enjoyed successful trials with the Turf Moor outfit.

Dodgson has played for Burnley's Under-23s while Gallagher-Allison has been appearing in the Under-18 Northern Premier League.

Calen Gallagher-Allison.
Calen Gallagher-Allison has been playing for Burnley's Under-18s.

Burnley have other former United Academy players in their senior squad, at the moment, including Tom Heaton, Phil Bardsley, Jimmy Dunne, Josh Brownhill, Robbie Brady, Max Thompson and Dwight McNeil.

We would like to wish Owen and Calen the very best of luck for their future careers.

Meanwhile, United Under-18s' away game at Stoke City cannot be shown live on MUTV due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Potters' base.

The fixture for Neil Ryan's side is taking place at 11:00 GMT on Saturday morning. However, the Under-23s' home game with Tottenham, at Leigh Sports Village, on Sunday (17:00 GMT) is being shown on the channel.

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