Manchester United youngster Reece James joins Rotherham on loan

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Manchester United left back Reece James has joined Championship strugglers Rotherham on loan until January.

With first team football hard to come by, Rotherham United  have snapped up Manchester United left back Reece James on loan until January 10th.

James, formerly of Preston North End, shot to fame in pre-season when he was handed starts by United boss Louis van Gaal, and having scored twice against LA Galaxy, the 21-year-old was tipped for big things.

Yet with Luke Shaw making the left back spot his own at Old Trafford, James has only featured once this season - against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

Now though, with the Football League loan deadline approaching on Thursday, Rotherham have strengthened their defence after a run of six games without defeat - and manager Steve Evans is delighted to have landed James.

"Young Reece is a player who I have watched develop at Manchester United over the last two or three years," said Evans. "He is an outstanding young left-back or indeed can be utilised further forward as and when needed."

"His ability was not only witnessed by Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes but even more so by current United manager Louis Van Gaal, who gave young Reece an opportunity to play in the first-team back in pre-season and indeed the youngster has been close to being involved at Old Trafford in recent weeks."

"I have continually asked the question in relation to bringing Reece to Rotherham United and I was delighted to hear confirmation over the weekend that the young man can join us from now until January," he added.

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