Former Manchester United and Manchester City prospect joins Bury

Frederic Veseli, released by Manchester United last summer, is on the move again this time on loan.

Two years ago Manchester United proudly announced the capture of Swiss defensive prospect Frederic Veseli from rivals Manchester City.

Hailed as a coup to snare the teenager from their rivals, City fans countered that the centre-back was unlikely to make the grade at the Etihad anyway.

At Manchester United he fared no better. In his 18 months at the club he failed to play a single minute for the first team.

Veseli did become a regular and key component in their under-21 title winning side last season, showing his versatility in a defensive midfield role, so it was a little of a surprise he was released in the summer.

He signed for Championship side Ipswich Town, but life under Mick McCarthy has been far from smooth for the 21-year-old.

To date he has played just one game for the Tractor Boys, a League Cup defeat to Stevenage back in August.

He has not featured on the bench in the Championship since early November, and clearly the decision to allow him to move on loan is in his best interests.

Veseli has clinched a one month loan with League Two side Bury, who sit in 20th in the table.

At the club he will join brother of Manchester City star Jesus Navas, Marco Navas, and ex-United youngster and Football League veteran Daniel Nardiello. 

Veseli's struggles this season indicate United, and City, made the right decision in allowing him to leave; but now the youngster has a fresh chance to turn the page and kick on.


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