A talented midfielder who has grown into a central role with the Reserves and helped the team retain the title in 2016.

The Manchester-born prospect scored his first Under-18 goal against Aston Villa in 2013 and later captained the team that travelled to Slovakia for a couple of friendlies. There has been patience with his development but he has an athletic build and is a cultured midfield player who, at over 6ft tall, is an imposing figure. A smooth operator who is capable of covering the ground really well, he unfortunately missed the successful 2013 Milk Cup campaign after being included in the squad for the previous year. Redmond ended the 2013/14 campaign with a league tally of four goals in 18 starts, with a further four outings off the bench, and he also made one start in the FA Youth Cup. There was a sign of the influence he is able to exert in matches in the convincing 5-1 mauling of Middlesbrough in February, 2014. The midfielder was outstanding, scoring twice and setting up two others, to showcase the ability he is known to have during his best performance of the season. In his final year at Under-18 level, he made 29 appearances and scored once - in the 5-2 thumping of Manchester City at the Aon Training Complex. Retained as a third-year scholar, he provided some added experience as an over-aged player in the UEFA Youth League for Nicky Butt's side by competing in five of the games. Although competition for places was fierce in the Under-21s, he ended up making 21 appearances in total with 15 of those coming in the starting XI. It was evidence of Joyce's trust in the elegant youngster being able to do the dirty work in the middle of the park and his two-goal show against Leicester City was clearly his finest performance. Describing his colleagues as "brothers", the former Fletcher Moss prospect said: "Due to the things we do off the pitch, when we're all together on the pitch we have a good bond and a good chemistry between us. It can be infectious to the whole group." Last season, he was a regular performer in the Reserves during Butt's interim stewardship and finished with four goals in 25 appearances, with a further outing as a substitute. A strike at Old Trafford against Southampton was certainly one to savour for the local lad, and one which he will hope to replicate while on loan at Scunthorpe this term.

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Tahith Chong and Devonte Redmond score in the final Premier League 2 game of the season.