Manchester United defender signs for Leeds United

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s Scott Wootton has joined Championship side Leeds United on a three year permanent deal.

The ex-Liverpool defender spent time on loan at Peterborough United last season alongside Davide Petrucci but suffered an unfortunate injury that kept him out of action.

Before his loan last season, Wootton proved a useful asset in a defensive crisis at United. He made appearances in the Capital One Cup against Newcastle and Chelsea as well as making his UEFA Champions League debut away to SC Braga.

Speaking about his signing, Leeds manager Brian McDermott said: “I’m delighted to have agreed the signing of Scott Wootton on a three-year deal.

“He’s a player who has played in the Champions League and someone we feel will develop with us in the coming years.

“I want to say thanks for the owners in doing the deal and bringing another young player to help us go forward.”

Good luck to Scott. With the amount of talent in the likes of Michael Keane and Tom Thorpe coming through our reserves, 21-year-old Wootton never looked like he would make it into the senior side but he has certainly got the talent to be a fine defender in the Championship.

Leeds United gave us Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Smith, we gave them Wootton. Not a bad deal I’d say.

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