Fri. Dec 4th, 2020

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Two Manchester United youngsters leave

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Owen Dodgson and Calen Gallagher-Allison have left the Manchester United academy to join Burnley.

Burnley announced the recruitment of the pair, who had been on trial with The Clarets since the start of the season.

Dodgson, 17, and Gallagher-Allison, 18, are still listed in the United Under-18s section on the club’s website but have signed contracts with Burnley.

The duo returned to Carrington for the United academy’s training sessions in July but Burnley wrote on their website: “Dodgson has featured for Steve Stone’s U23 side and Tony Philliskirk’s U18 side, can operate as a left-back and as a left-midfielder.

“And the Lancaster-born youngster scored for the U23s last week against Aston Villa, in the 2-2 draw at Leyland.

“Meanwhile, Gallagher-Allison has played the majority of the U18s’ Northern Premier League matches.

“And the Preston-born defender can play a central role or at left-back.”

Dodgson made just two starts for the United youth team last season and Calen Gallagher-Allison only started once.

Former United academy defender Jimmy Dunne moved to Burnley in 2016 and scored on his Premier League debut against Leicester City in September.

United sold centre-back Michael Keane to Burnley in 2015 for £2million before his £30m switch to Everton in 2017.

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