Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Prospect Fletcher Loaned to Barnsley

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Prospect Fletcher Loaned to Barnsley

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UNITED starlet Ashley Fletcher has joined Barnsley on loan.

The highly-rated striker will head to Oakwell on a monthlong deal.

Fletcher has impressed United's coaching staff, proving himself a prolific scorer throughout the club's age groups.

He scored 10 minutes into his debut for England's Under 20s in November and there are hopes he will be able to force his way into Louis van Gaal's plans in the future.

Fletcher has gone straight into Barnsley's squad for their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Final first leg against Fleetwood tomorrow.

He told Barnsley's official website: "I'm buzzing to be here.

"I've come to get some league experience and help improve the team.

"I'm looking forward to this weekend.

"Fleetwood are a good side and it will be a good test but with the quality we've got here, I'm sure we can do the business. …

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