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Connor Stanley


Skilful right-winger who joined the Academy in August, 2018.

Formerly with Birmingham City, he provides bundles of energy and will look to continue his development at the Aon Training Complex. Once up to speed with the fitness work, he is set to compete for a place in Neil Ryan's side.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says

"I want to get into their heads and how they are thinking because that’s the only thing they can control really – how they approach different situations. The thought process should be done in training, then naturally you will do it in games."


“Mick is absolutely brilliant. His experience, his knowledge, his personality in and around the place. Mick’s tough, but he’s kind. He’s got everything that I would want in an assistant.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says

"When you are 21, playing for Man United, scoring the goals he does, of course you're going to be confident. He has the right to be confident because he's playing at the top of his game at the moment."

Giuseppe Rossi.

Mutual pride between United and Rossi Article

The ex-United striker is further proof of the bond that remains with the club's Academy alumni, writes Adam Marshall.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer tackles transfer questions Article

Read what Ole had to say about the January transfer window, during his pre-match press conference.

DJ Buffonge in action.

U23s: Stalemate with PSV Eindhoven Article

The Reds play out a second draw in the Premier League International Cup and can still qualify for the next stage.

Giuseppe Rossi smiles during a session at the Aon Training Complex

Rossi: Why I'm back at United Article

Read our full interview with Giuseppe Rossi as he reflects on Solskjaer's "beautiful" offer to train with the Reds.

Ricky Sbragia.

Continental experience for U23s Article

Ricky Sbragia discusses his plans for Thursday's Premier League International Cup tie with PSV Eindhoven.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face the media on Friday morning ahead of our match against Brighton. Follow his press conference in your United Now timeline from 09:00 GMT.

David Gill, Giuseppe Rossi and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Feeling like a kid again
Giuseppe Rossi says

"It is kind of strange. I still walk around these corridors and feel like I’m still a young 17-year-old kid who just came to the club."

Giuseppe Rossi scores against Burton.
Something beautiful
Giuseppe Rossi says

"The gesture from the team, from Ole and everybody else, having me back is just something beautiful. It’s something I don’t take for granted and something that I really appreciate."

Juan Mata at his restaurant in Manchester.
Juan Mata to Inside United magazine says

“We are football players and we are on the stage of this amazing sport, but without the fans and without their passion and their love for the club, we wouldn’t be where we are.”

Juan Mata to Inside United magazine says

“Before or after the games and at the training ground, when fans come to see us we always try to see them and meet them, which takes so little of our time but is so important for so many of them.”

Juan Mata at his restaurant in Manchester.
Juan Mata to Inside United magazine says

“There are many players I love to watch take free-kicks. Of course, with Manchester United, David Beckham was a reference for all of us – his technique was a joke!”

Juan Mata at his restaurant in Manchester.
Juan Mata to Inside United magazine says

“The people of Manchester are what make this city special. Obviously, the rivalry between United and City is quite big, but everyone I find in the street, they are warm and welcoming and open.”

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