Callum Whelan,



A talented midfield operator who is perhaps best utilised in the middle, and one of the three players shortlisted for the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2017.

Arguably his finest performance of the 2015/16 season came in the FA Youth Cup tie against QPR when he scored and also provided the incisive through ball that led to Marcus Rashford earning - and scoring - the penalty winner. Whelan has progressed through the system after joining the club as an eight year old. The midfield pivot played 30 times, more than any of his colleagues, in his last season as an Under-18 and was a permanent fixture in Kieran McKenna's plans. He also made his Reserves debut in a 2-0 defeat to Porto in the Premier League International Cup. After stepping up to the Under-23s on a permanent basis in 2017/18, he only made five starts for Ricky Sbragia’s men (plus a further four substitute appearances), but his positivity and determination saw him grow in stature and become a regular in the side the following season. In January 2019 his hard work and stellar performances were rewarded with a loan move to League Two club Port Vale.

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Regan Poole at Newport County.

How United players fared on loan in 2018/19 Article

Some of our youngsters have gained some valuable experience this season while playing for other clubs.

Callum Whelan strikes the ball against PSG in the Under-23s.

Whelan becomes latest loanee Article

Under-23s midfielder Callum Whelan has joined a League Two club for the rest of the campaign.

Callum Whelan being interviewed on MUTV

Whelan: What McTominay's been telling me Article

Callum Whelan says housemate and fellow midfielder Scott McTominay has advised him on how to make the grade at United.

Callum Whelan puts pen to paper.

Whelan commits future Article

Midfielder Callum Whelan has signed a new contract with the Reds to prolong his stay at Old Trafford.

U23s: Chelsea 2 United 2 Article

The Reserves fought out a terrific draw in extraordinary conditions at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Monday evening.

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