Who is Joe Riley? Five facts about the Manchester United talent

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The midfielder has been included in Manchester United's Europa League squad.

Manchester United have included plenty of young talent in their squad for the upcoming Europa League fixture with FC Midtjylland.

The likes of Donald Love, James Weir, Will Keane, Regan Poole and Joe Riley have all been included in the squad.

So what do we know about Riley?

Here are five facts about the talented United player...

1) The 19-year-old from Blackpool has come through the ranks at Manchester United and signed his first pro-deal with the club in July 2013.

2) Riley is a wide midfielder by trade but can play in a number of positions. In the under-21s this season he has mainly featured as a left-back and he can also play in holding midfield.

3) Riley achieved recognition in January last year. He was outstanding for Manchester United in the Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup six-a-side event in Germany - winning player of the tournament.

4) Riley is known for his dangerous cross and dead-ball proficiency, so he might fancy taking a corner or two.

5) When he was younger Riley even got to meet a Manchester United icon. He posed for this picture with the now Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo.

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