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United defender signs for rivals

Scott Wootton has completed his move to Leeds United

By | 21st August 2013
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Championship side Leeds United have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Scott Wootton, as revealed on Manchester United’s official website. Premiership Talk first reported the potential of a deal two weeks ago, but Wootton has now officially completed the signing with one of United’s biggest rivals.

Wootton saw his contract at Old Trafford expire at the end of last season but remained at the club on a month to month deal. His new deal with Leeds will keep him at Elland Road for at least three years. Wootton is now a rare example of a player who has played for Liverpool, Manchester United, and Leeds United at youth and/or senior levels. The defender enjoyed the best years of his development at Old Trafford, picking up a plethora of honors with the club’s reserves side.

“I’m delighted to have agreed the signing of Scott Wootton on a three-year deal,” said Leeds manager Brian McDermott, according to Manchester United’s website. ”He’s a player who has played in the Champions League and someone we feel will develop with us in the coming years.

“I want to say thanks for the owners in doing the deal and bringing another young player to help us go forward.”

Leeds United have already played three matches in this year’s Championship, picking up one win and two draws. As such, the club reside in 9th place as they fight for promotion back to the Premier League. Wootton can make his debut this Saturday as Leeds take on Ipswich at 3pm BST.



Reader Comments

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  1. Brian Lofrumento says:

    Excellent point! BST, GMT, EST… 3pm BST it is!

  2. Berick Tomes says:

    10am GMT?

    Actually 2pm GMT. Although for us its 3pm BST. So you're five hours out, which would imply you're on E.S.T. in the States.

    Or drunk

  3. Brian Lofrumento says:

    …are you serious? The Roses rivalry is one of the most intense and longest rivalries in all of English football! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_United_A.F.C.%E2%80%93Manchester_United_F.C._rivalry

  4. Maybe you need to know a little about the history between Leeds Utd and Man Utd.

  5. เกลนน์ คอว์แวน says:

    Maybe the writer needs to go on a course about headlines?

    Not quite sure where "rivals" and "Leeds Utd" fit into the same sentence!

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