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The classy midfielder came through the system at United and signed a professional contract in 2018.
A Wales international squad member, he has experience of playing in the European Championship at youth level with his country and also won the Victory Shield with the Dragons. The creative schemer forced his way into the Under-18 Premier League North champions' line-up in 2017/18 and scored an important winner in the game at Middlesbrough recently en route to the North League title. He performed in a number of roles throughout the team, playing a key role in the big game against Manchester City that proved decisive in terms of wrapping up the championship. Not only did he contribute four goals that year but the teenager displayed real quality and, as expected, developed into a key performer in 2018/19. Taking on extra responsibility, his ability to pass positively through the lines shone through and he also displayed a cool head from the penalty spot - scoring one stoppage-time winner at Everton and again showing his prowess from 12 yards in the mini-Manchester derby. Promotion into the Under-23s squad was well merited and he did not look out of place at that level, and got off the mark in Premier League 2 with another penalty - against Stoke City. Wales boss Ryan Giggs called him into an end-of-season training camp in Portugal and was so impressed he handed his fellow countryman a first call-up at senior level to join the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
"I have spoken to Butt about him a few times, seen him a few times live on TV and in person. He impressed me last week and that is why he is in the squad."
The Reds' promising run in the Premier League International Cup is over, despite Dylan Levitt scoring from the spot. Match report to follow.