Manchester United youngster Reece James an ideal addition for Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday - The Owls

Manchester United youngster Reece James could be a strong option for Sheffield Wednesday.

A surprise star of Manchester United's pre-season tour, Reece James is still awaiting his big chance.

The 21-year-old netted two goals against LA Galaxy in Louis van Gaal's first pre-season friendly in charge, but is still waiting for his first competitive chance.

Talk of a loan move has come to the fore, but James has insisted he wants to hang around at United in case he is needed, which given their defensive troubles, isn't impossible.

The left-back is clearly of interest to Championship sides however, and one which should be taking a look at him is Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls received bad news over the past week, with defender Joe Mattock ruled out for six weeks with ankle injury.

It left them having to play Jeremy Helan at left-back in the week, whose preferred position is in midfield, where he has made all of his previous starts this season.

The alternative is Claude Dielna, who himself has only made one start in the Championship so far this season.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has made no secret of his desire to bringing in loan additions, and left-back is clearly a position of weakness at present.

Reece James could add competition at the position if brought in on a short-term loan until Mattock returns to fitness, and a potentially brief arrangement could be enough to tempt him away from Old Trafford, where he has England international Luke Shaw blocking his path.

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