Man Utd announce first-year scholars and signing of Galbraith and Bernard at u18 level

Man Utd announce first-year scholars and signing of Galbraith and Bernard at u18 level

The Reds confirmed on Monday that 10 academy players have been added to Kieran McKenna's squad ahead of a pre-season training camp in Austria.

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Manchester United have announced scholarship deals for 10 academy players, including two new signings.

Man Utd confirm Galbraith and Bernard signings

The Reds have confirmed deals for Northern Ireland under-17 captain Ethan Galbraith and former-Chelsea defender Dishon Bernard as well as for eight academy players promoted from the under-16 squad.

Mancunians D'Mani Bughail-Mellor, a striker, and Brandon Williams, a defender, are two of seven Englishmen. The only Welshman is under-17 international Dylan Levitt, a midfielder.

Goalkeepers Jacob Carney and James Thompson will play for the under-18s next season, though Carney is taken on as an academy student rather than a first-year scholar.

James Garner and Dion McGhee both made debuts for the under-18s at the back end of last season once United were out of the title race and will be involved next season after signing on as scholars. Ethan Laird is the final name on the list.

The list in full

Goalkeepers
Jacob Carney
James Thompson
Defenders
Dishon Bernard (from Chelsea)
Brandon Williams
Midfielders
Ethan Galbraith (from Linfield)
James Garner
Ethan Laird
Dylan Levitt
Dion McGhee
Forwards
D'Mani Bughail-Mellor

Galbraith had a number of trials at United last season and will not need much time to settle in having played with many of his new teammates before. He was in action for United in April at the Liam Brady Tournament, playing against ArsenalBayern Munich and Juventus for the Reds.

Three more signings are expected in French box-to-box midfielder Aliou Badara Traoré, Spanish midfielder Arnau Puigmal and Belgian-Burundi forward Largie Ramazani, signed from Charlton Athletic in the last week.

The young Reds are a few days away from heading to Austria for a pre-season training camp. 

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