Manchester United Under-18s midfielder Maxi Oyedele has joined National League side Altrincham on loan.

The 18-year-old was an unused substitute as Altrincham beat Maidenhead United 3-2 at home in the league last night.

Following last night’s win, Phil Parkinson’s side sit 10th in the table and are two points off the play-off spots.

With 20 league games remaining, Oyedele will be hoping to get plenty of experience and game time at senior level during his first loan spell away from Manchester United.

Manchester United youngster Maxi Oyedele joins National League side Altrincham on loan

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The length of Oyedele’s loan spell at Moss Lane has not been specified, but Manchester United’s number 74 will be hoping to make his debut in Saturday’s trip to Yeovil Town.

Oyedele featured in every match of last season’s FA Youth Cup success under Travis Binnion.

Having scored in the third round of the competition last season, the talented teenager did the same to kick off United’s defence of the trophy.

The five-time Poland Under-19 international scored in United’s 3-1 win against Crystal Palace, but Binnion’s youngsters were knocked out of the competition at the fourth-round stage after being beaten 1-0 at Stoke City.

Oyedele, who trained with Erik ten Hag’s first team this season ahead of the Europa League clash against Omonia Nicosia back in October, came off the bench to feature against Football League sides Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town in this season’s EFL Trophy.

Prior to heading out on loan to Altrincham, Oyedele, who also formed part of United’s travelling party for the winter training camp in Spain last month, had scored two goals for United’s Under-18s this season, which is one strike shy of what he finished last season with.

Oyedele committed his future to Poland last year. He was also eligible to represent Nigeria and England.

Oyedele follows in the footsteps of fellow Manchester United Academy youngster Dermot Mee who made four appearances at Altrincham during a loan spell earlier in the campaign.

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