Manchester United fullback Phil Bardsley is delighted with his loan move to Sheffield United and a reunion with manager Bryan Robson.

"Firstly, I have moved down here for footballing reasons and Bryan Robson has given me the opportunity to come down here, play some games and hopefully improve the side," Bardsley told the club's official website.

"He (Robson) is a fantastic character and a fantastic man and I'm eagerly anticipating working under him.

"At my age now, I need to be playing regular first-team football and I've had some experience with Rangers and Villa and a couple of months with Burnley which stood me in good stead, and I'm looking forward to progressing here too."