Ethan Hamilton


Scot who joined United when turning 16 after playing for Hutchison Vale, a local boys club the Reds have dealt with before as Darren Fletcher also represented the Edinburgh-based youth team.

After captaining the Under-18s, he was fast-tracked into the Reserves squad - setting up Josh Harrop's winner against Villarreal in the Premier League International Cup on his first start at that level. Further evidence of his progress came with a call-up to the Scotland Under-19 squad in October 2016, his first involvement at international level since the Under-16 age group. Hamilton finished the 2016/17 season in fine form and ended up with an excellent return of eight goals in 21 starts for the Under-18s, with more experienced gained from his eight outings in the Reserves. Steady progress under Ricky Sbragia, whom he knew from working with Scotland, the following year led to a dream first call-up by Jose Mourinho, for the Emirates FA Cup tie at Huddersfield Town, when he replaced Paul Pogba as a substitute when the Frenchman was forced to pull out of the squad. He enjoyed a superb season at underage level and was shortlisted for the Denzil Haroun Player of the Year award after racking up 20 appearances (plus another two as a sub) and scoring once. He also netted the winner in the Premier League International Cup against Athletic Club. In 2018/19, Hamilton became one of the first names on the team sheet for the Under-23 side and played all of the Reds’ first 14 league games of the season. So impressive was the youngster’s from, he joined League One side Rochdale on loan in January 2019 for the remainder of the campaign. He did extremely well, scoring a stunner on his debut against Peterborough and helping the Lancashire side avoid relegation.

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Loan Watch: Henderson and O’Hara impress Article

The Reds' keepers caught the eye over the weekend during their loan appearances.

Ethan Hamilton

Hamilton loaned to League One club Article

United midfielder Ethan Hamilton hopes to gain first-team experience this season.

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.

United celebrate a goal at Newcastle.

How United's Under-23s fared this season Article

There were plenty of positives to take from the Reds' campaign in Premier League 2.

United Under-23s celebrate a goal by Ethan Hamilton

Could more young Reds go on loan? Article

Three coaches discuss whether other players will join Hamilton and Poole in making moves during this transfer window.

Ricky Sbragia.

Continental experience for U23s Article

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

Ethan Hamilton.

Reds prospect Hamilton goes out on loan Article

Hard-working midfielder Ethan Hamilton will spend the rest of 2018/19 with a League One club.

Ethan Hamilton celebrates his goal against Middlesbrough Under-23s with his team-mate Aidan Barlow

U23s: United 2 Middlesbrough 0 Article

First-half goals from Hamilton and Dearnley deliver three points for the Reds at Leigh Sports Village.

Ethan Hamilton and Jose Mourinho.

Youngsters excited by opportunities Article

Joshua Bohui and Ethan Hamilton are thrilled to be working with the first-team squad over the coming weeks.

Ethan Hamilton
Ethan Hamilton says

"Everyone’s really focused and wants to do well. We all want to prepare properly for the season coming so we’re all pushing really hard in training."

Four of the United youngsters on tour.

The prospects with a chance to impress on tour Article’s Adam Marshall profiles the batch of youngsters in the travelling squad for Tour 2018.

Ethan Hamilton.
Did you know?

Ethan Hamilton was called up to the senior United squad for the first time last season. He was an unused substitute in the Emirates FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield.

Ethan Hamilton signing his new contract with Manchester United.

Hamilton puts pen to paper Article

Ethan Hamilton has become the latest member of the Under-23s squad to sign a new contract with United.

Ethan Hamilton.
Ethan Hamilton says

"United is renowned for giving young players a chance to play in the first team if you are good enough, no matter what your age, and that's my dream."

Ricky Sbragia points during a United Under-23s game

Sbragia: Why I nominated this trio Article

Under-23s coach Ricky Sbragia discusses his Denzil Haroun Reserves Player of the Year nominees.

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