Manchester United midfielder signs for Huddersfield Town

Oliver Norwood
Oliver Norwood

MANCHESTER United central midfielder Oliver Norwood has signed for Huddersfield Town on a three-year deal.

Norwood’s contract with the Premier League giants is set to expire and Town has agreed a compensation package with United that will see the 21 year-old former Coventry City loanee make the move to the Galpharm Stadium.

Northern Ireland international Norwood, from Burnley, progressed through United’s academy set-up before agreeing professional terms in July 2009. His first team football experience has come from loan spells at Carlisle United, Scunthorpe Untied and most recently Coventry.

Terriers boss Simon Grayson, said: “I am delighted to have secured the signing of Oliver, he is a brilliant footballer and someone that I believe will do well for the football club.

“He is an excellent passer of the ball from the centre of the park and shows good composure, he will add a different dimension to our midfield.

“He is a young, full international who is full of desire and has excellent potential. He also knows Glynn [Snodin] well from when he was a part the Northern Ireland international coaching team.”

Grayson added: “Oliver turned down a number of other clubs to be a part of our team and with the Championship experience that he will bring, I believe he will be a key player for us.

“Manchester United offered him a new deal but he wanted to leave to pursue his career, which says a lot about him.”

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