Andreas Pereira among nine Man Utd youngsters promoted

Manchester United have announced the intake of nine first year scholars. James Wilson and Nicholas Ioannou are among the youngsters promoted.

Manchester United have announced the intake of nine first year scholars.

James Wilson and Nicholas Ioannou are among the youngsters promoted.

The 16-year-old duo performed admirably during last season's FA Youth Cup run and will look to make further progress under coach Paul McGuinness.

Andreas Pereira appeared for the Under-18 side last term after arriving from PSV Eindhoven while Joshua Harrop and Ashley Fletcher also made fleeting appearances, with the latter even getting on the bench for the Reserves' Lancashire Senior Cup clash with Blackpool.

Defenders Ben Barber and Ryan McConnell are also part of the intake, along with midfielders Callum Evans and Matthew Willock, while Kieran O'Hara will compete for a place between the sticks after signing as an Under-17 Academy student.

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