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- May 8, 2011
Pearson joins Barnsley on one-month loan - Official Manchester United Website
Manchester United prospect Ben Pearson has signed a one-month loan deal with League One club Barnsley.
Born in Oldham, the talented midfielder joined the Reds in 2004 and has steadily ascended the ranks since, impressing at Under-18 level for Paul McGuinness and, more recently, with Warren Joyce’s promising Under-21s.
The 20-year-old was also the proud winner of the Jimmy Murphy Player of the Year award in May 2013, a prize that has previously been claimed by the likes of Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda and Will Keane.
Pearson had a key role when United recorded a 2-1 win at Oakwell in pre-season and Barnsley manager Danny Wilson admits he was suitably impressed by the starlet. “Ben left a lasting impression on us from our friendly in July,” the Tykes boss explains to Barnsley's official website.
“He is a very, very good player and will add energy and class to our midfield. I'm delighted Manchester United have allowed us to have Ben on loan.”
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, it was confirmed that United and Burnley have reached an agreement for Mike Keane to complete a permanent transfer to Turf Moor.