Man Utd midfielder Ben Pearson wins U18 Player of Year

Manchester United midfielder Ben Pearson has been named the club's Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year.

After captaining England Under-18s against Belgium recently, it has been a terrific year for Pearson, who has also made appearances for Warren Joyce's Under-21 and Reserves sides.

"I'm really proud," said the teenager. "We've had a long season but I think we've done well - apart from in the FA Youth Cup. It's been a good campaign really.

"Most of my game is really about tackling and breaking up the play. The club have been really good to me. I've been here since I was a kid really and am just doing the best I can to get this far.

"It's a massive inspiration to get to see the first-team players every day around the training ground and just seeing them walk around. It's dead good!"

Pearson follows in the footsteps of some famous names such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Wes Brown and Danny Welbeck.

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