Nishan Burkart.

Nishan
Burkart

Biography

A Swiss striker who joined the club from FC Zurich and received international clearance in time to make his Under-18s debut against Liverpool.

The forward made a lively first impression at the J. Davidson Stadium when coming off the bench and almost equalised on a couple of occasions during a 2-1 defeat to the Merseysiders. Burkart's mother is from England and he opted to join United despite interest from a number of clubs in his talents. With the Academy side short of out-and-out strikers, he added speed and punch to the attack but, understandably, took time to settle. Nonetheless, five goals in 25 appearances (17 as a starter) during the 2016/17 season was an impressive tally for Burkart who caused problems for opposing defenders during the season. The following season, Burkart continued to progress as he improved on his appearance tally from the previous campaign. The young forward appeared 22 times over the course of the campaign as United won the Under-18 Premier League North title, with the young Swiss continuing to cause problems for defenders as he bagged 12 goals for the Reds. In 2018/19, following the switch to Under-23s football, he scored six times from 12 starts, while making a further three appearances off the bench. Displaying some slick finishing, such as in the April win over West Brom at Old Trafford when he converted a Mason Greenwood cross, he enjoyed a positive term in Premier League 2.

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  • Position

    Forward

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    Switzerland

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