Rochdale have signed defender Sean McGinty following his departure from Sheffield United.
The 20-year-old, who spent six weeks on loan at Spotland from the Blades at the end of the season, has signed a one-year-deal.
Assistant manager Chris Beech told the club's official website: "I know the supporters didn't get to see too much of Sean on a Saturday (while on loan), but Sean comes from a great stock of pedigree after being at Manchester United from the age of 14.
"He has impressed us in the way that he went about his training, he impressed us in how he went about supporting the squad on matchdays, whether he was getting changed or not.
"He's got a very good left foot, he's of good stature, he's of good size, he's still got lots of potential, so it fits us.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how he goes about pre-season and the way that he'll step on to that good work that he did during his loan period."