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An attacking player who can play up front or in a wider role.
A forward of that ilk, Mellor has been with the club a long time and is well versed in the United culture. He scored in the friendly against MSK Zilina in Slovakia in 2016 and has experience of playing in the Marveld tournament and other junior competitions for the Reds. A first Under-18 goal came in the exciting 4-3 Premier League Cup win over Arsenal at The Cliff. The homegrown product was part of the successful Under-18s squad in 2017/18 and also competed in the UEFA Youth League for Nicky Butt's side. Mellor, who scored in the home draw with arch-rivals Liverpool at The Cliff, ended up with five goals in 20 outings (13 as a substitute) for Kieran McKenna's Premier League North winners. The Mancunian came off the bench in the national final against Chelsea in the last game of the youth campaign and had an even bigger part to play in 2018/19. Showing great willingness to work in attack, he was excellent in the FA Youth Cup third-round win over Chelsea and did not want the season to end after scoring a hat-trick in the last game, against Everton. In all, the bubbly character netted seven times in eight starts (with a further eight appearances off the bench) as he overcame injury to finish the campaign strongly, also coming on as a substitute four times for the Under-23s. A good start to the 2019/20 season saw Mellor rewarded with his first-team debut, as a second-half substitute in United’s 2-1 defeat to FC Astana in the UEFA Europa League.