Former Manchester United defender makes Rotherham switch

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Rotherham United have moved to capture former Manchester United defender Matthew Olosunde on a two-year deal, as reported by the Rotherham Advertiser.

The 21-year-old was released by the Old Trafford outfit at the end of last season and had been linked with the MLS given he’s an American international with one cap. He’s also represented the stars and stripes at Under 17, 20 and Under 23 level.

He failed to break through at Old Trafford, although he did travel with the first team to two fixtures last season, against Arsenal and Spurs.

Olosunde has previously played for New York Red Bulls reserves and can operate in a number of positions across the back four, although he is a right back by trade.

He becomes the Millers’ sixth signing of the summer following the capture of Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser on a season-long loan earlier this week. They join record-signing Freddie Ladapo, French winger Julien Lamy, Shaun McDonald and forward Carlton Morris at the New York Stadium.

Our View

This looks to be a very shrewd acquisition. Olosunde seems to be a very grounded and focused young man; he left New York to further his education after the 2015 Under 17 World Cup.

He offers versatility and quality too. He was close to the first team set up, even if he didn’t break through, and he’s sure to be keen to prove himself with regular football under Paul Warne.

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