Rotherham United: Millers land Manchester United youngster Reece James

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The Millers have signed Manchester United defender Reece James on loan until January.

The left back has arrived in emergency loan terms subject to Football League and Premier League clearance.

And Rotherham boss Steve Evans is delighted with his second loan acquisition of the week following Emmanuel Ledesma’s arrival from Middlesbrough last Friday.

“Young Reece is a player who I have watched develop at Manchester United over the last two or three years,” Evans told the club’s website.

“He is an outstanding young left-back or indeed can be utilised further forward as and when needed.

“His ability was not only witnessed by Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes but even more so by current United manager Louis Van Gaal, who gave young Reece an opportunity to play in the first-team back in pre-season and indeed the youngster has been close to being involved at Old Trafford in recent weeks.

“I have continually asked the question in relation to bringing Reece to Rotherham United and I was delighted to hear confirmation over the weekend that the young man can join us from now until January.”

James has made one appearance for Manchester United so far after starting in the 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup earlier this season.

The 21-year-old starred for the United reserve team last season and also had a loan spell with Carlisle where he made one appearance.

James performed well during pre-season for the Red Devils – scoring twice against LA Galaxy – but boss Van Gaal is keen for him to get senior experience, despite naming him on the bench for the first three games of the season.