D'Mani Mellor is a very exciting player, says his Wycombe Wanderers boss
D’Mani Mellor became a free agent on July 1 after his release from Manchester United. It didn’t take him long to find a new club.
The young striker signed with League One side Wycombe Wanderers, and the club’s manager has revealed Mellor had a successful trial at the club last season.
Mellor, 21, is ready for a first team challenge, which he was not going to get at Manchester United.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth told Wycombe’s website he was thrilled to clinch a deal for the promising striker.
‘D’Mani Mellor a very exciting player’
Ainsworth said: “He is a very exciting player. He came in on trial for us at the end of last season and it took some convincing from the club and from the agent, but D’Mani was up for it. He has come in and he really delivered.
“He is an exciting prospect but to be at Man United for so long show his calibre and shows what he is all about. He is going to be an exciting, attacking prospect for us.”
Mellor has had quite an eventful journey to get to this point in his career, it certainly has not been easy.
He was a teammate of Mason Greenwood’s in Manchester United’s under-18s side, and made his first team debut in 2019 against Astana.
A promising under-23 season was cut short in 2020 by lockdown, and then as football resumed, Mellor suffered a torn ACL upon returning to training.
This saw him miss a year of football. Upon returning last season, he was quickly moved on loan to Salford City, a loan move he probably wasn’t ready for. He played only once.
United recalled him, and Mellor rediscovered his goalscoring touch for United’s under-23 side. He ended the season eight 8 goals in 12 games.
Even despite a shortfall of attackers for United late last season, he was not called up, and his release was inevitable.
League One is a good standard for Mellor, and his new manager clearly has high hopes for him. This is an opportunity he will want to make the most of.