Charlie McCann sends message after leaving Manchester United

Charlie McCann has swapped Manchester United for Rangers.

The 19-year-old will link up with the B Team at Ibrox initially, having signed a three-year deal with the Scottish champions.

McCann gave an interview to his new club’s website where he made it clear how happy is to have made the move.

“I’m delighted. I was obviously really excited when I heard the news and I knew that it was a no brainer. I can’t wait to get started now and I’m looking forward to it,” he said.


“It’s just unreal, it’s such a great experience and I can’t wait to see what [Ibrox] will be like when there is a full house of fans! I’ve got to the point where I need the next step.

“This is the best option for me to make that and hopefully push myself to get nearer the first team. The staff here and the people I spoke to me made clear their intentions and everything that they said interested me so much.

“I’m really looking forward to it, I know that the lads have started well this season and what I’ve been told about the league is it is very competitive. It’s going to be a good way to start by going straight into a men’s league.”

Why did McCann leave

He had just one more year left on his contract, which left the club and the player with a decision to make.

The likes of James Garner and Dylan Levitt are above him in terms of academy players trying to force their way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield, and even they haven’t really made their mark yet.

You can tell from the way he references being closer to first team football that was McCann’s main motivation for making the move.

He has joined another huge football club, where the demands are high and hopefully he can force his way into the first team picture at Ibrox before too long.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.