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Manchester United defender Reece James loaned to Rotherham United

26 November 2014

Rotherham United have signed Manchester United defender Reece James on an emergency loan, subject to Football League and Premier League clearance.

The 21-year-old left-back will stay with the Millers until January 10 and is expected to feature in Saturday's home league game against Blackpool.

"Young Reece is a player who I have watched develop at Manchester United over the last two or three years," Rotherham boss Steve Evans told the club's official website.

"He is an outstanding young left-back or indeed can be utilised further forward as and when needed.

"His ability was not only witnessed by Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes, but even more so by current United manager Louis Van Gaal, who gave young Reece an opportunity to play in the first team back in pre-season and indeed the youngster has been close to being involved at Old Trafford in recent weeks.

"I have continually asked the question in relation to bringing Reece to Rotherham United and I was delighted to hear confirmation over the weekend that the young man can join us from now until January."

James,  whose brother Matty plays for Leicester, has made one senior appearance for United, in the Capital One Cup defeat at MK Dons in August, and has had a previous loan spell at Carlisle.

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