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Manchester United's sole representative in the England Under-17 squad for the Algarve Tournament in early 2016.
Initially a lively forward, Tanner found the net in the 3-2 win at Norwich City, scoring seconds after the restart to help kickstart a remarkable comeback win for the young Reds, while still a schoolboy. After finishing the 2015/16 campaign with seven appearances in total (three as a starter), it was clear he was held in high regard by the coaching staff. Tanner managed to break into the Under-18 team at left-back despite his attacking instincts and looks capable of adapting to the role. Kieran McKenna commented: "George is really versatile - he played as a midfield and forward in most of his Academy days before making the conversion to full-back this year. He has taken on the role really well and is another modern full-back because he likes to get forward, deliver crosses and be a goal threat. He is another solid, dependable character and a fantastic trainer. He has a really good attitude and it's important to have people like that in your group." Indeed, he made 27 appearances in total for the Under-18s in the 2016/17 campaign as an enterprising full-back and and proved to be effective either in defence or pushing into a more advanced role. Last season, Tanner continued to be a reliable force at full-back, making 20 appearances in all competitions, 17 of which were in the Under-18 Premier League North, which United won.