Manchester United youngster joins non-league side on loan

Manchester United goalkeeper Dermot Mee has joined Northern Premier League side Witton Albion on loan.

Earlier in the week the 19-year-old was called-up to train with the first team squad ahead of the Champions League last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

He is pictured below on the left of Bruno Fernandes and Tom Heaton.

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Now the Northern Ireland youngster will hopefully have the opportunity to get some priceless first team minutes at senior level under his belt.

So far this season, Mee has made four appearances for Neil Wood’s under-23s side, two of which came in Premier League 2 and the other two came in the EFL Trophy, against senior opposition.

The young goalkeeper who has recently had the opportunity to train against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani will be hoping to make a name for himself in non-league football.

Mee, who has one cap to his name for the Northern Ireland under-21 team, has trained with the Manchester United first team on other occasions in 2022, following Matej Kovar’s deadline day loan move to Burton Albion.

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It would have been a surreal experience for the teenager training at Carrington when Ralf Rangnick’s side were preparing for the biggest game of the season.

Mee also had a brief loan spell at non-league Trafford FC back in early August and September where he got a taste of competitive football.

But his new club have taken to Twitter to confirm the signing.

Witton are currently 21st in the Northern Premier League table and are in danger of being relegated with 10 games remaining.

Mee will be hoping to make his debut on Saturday when Witton travel to face Hyde United who are seven points ahead of Albion and sit 19th place in the table.

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