Manchester United defender Regan Poole has joined Northampton Town on a season long loan.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 7, 2017
United signed the 19-year-old from Newport County in 2015 and he has made quite an impression at Old Trafford since he arrived.
He was handed his first team debut by Louis van Gaal when he came on a late substitute in United’s 5-1 Europa League win over FC Midtjylland in February 2016.
The Wales Under-21 international has been a regular for the reserves and is excited to progress in his career.
The switch will mean a reunion with Northampton boss Justin Edinburgh who handed Poole his debut at Newport aged 16.
Speaking to Northampton’s club website Poole said: “When I was at Newport I knew we would reunite again because we got on so well and to be honest he got me to where I am today.
“He played a big part in my career so far and I’m back here so he can do it again.”
Although Poole has been a regular for the reserves he admitted that he had missed playing first team football.
He added: “Starting from such a young in the league and then to have a year and a half in U23 football which is completely different so I can’t wait to get started back in the league and there’s no better feeling than picking up three points on your home turf on a Saturday.
“It’s going to be a big change from U23s but I’ve played in League 2 previously and I know it’s a lot more physical but I have done it so I know what to expect and it’s not alien to me,.
“That’s what I’m looking forward to the most because I’ve missed it. I have loved my time at Manchester United and what a huge move for me it was but as I said it’s time for me to move on now and I can’t wait to get started and hopefully I can take what I have learned with United back in to the league.”