Joe Riley has joined Sheffield United on loan from Manchester United. Riley has moved to Bramall Lane on a loan deal for the rest of the season and will make his debut this Saturday.
The Blades had a move agreed with Man United for the 20-year-old but the club were waiting for the player to prove his fitness before sanctioning the move.
— Joe Riley (@joeriley49) January 17, 2017
Riley has been suffering with a hamstring problem and Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder wanted him to prove he’s up to it before sealing the deal.
Riley played 85 minutes for Man United’s Under-23s against Liverpool last night which was enough for Wilder to make the move happen and sign one of the most promising stars at Old Trafford.
Following the agreement, Sheffield United manager said: “Joe is a young player who is comfortable playing on both the right or left and that versatility will be important to us.
“We are delighted to have him with us for the remainder of the season and happy that Manchester United have allowed him to further his development here.”