Joe Rothwell: Blackpool sign Manchester United man on loan

Joe Rothwell
Joe Rothwell has yet to make a first-team appearance at Manchester United

Championship strugglers Blackpool have signed Manchester United midfielder Joe Rothwell on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old academy graduate has been with United since 2001, becoming a regular in their Under-21 side, but is yet to make a professional appearance.

The Manchester-born player has represented England at Under-20 level.

"Joe is someone we've been monitoring for a while and I'm pleased that a deal has been agreed," said boss Lee Clark.

"He's very highly regarded at Old Trafford and I'm looking forward to working with him."

While Rothwell has joined the Seasiders, full-back Stephen O'Donnell has rejected a move to Bloomfield Road from Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle.

Blackpool are bottom of the Championship and nine points from safety.

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