Burnley sign Manchester United midfielder for Under 23s

Burnley have completed the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Mark Helm for their Under 23 squad.

By Chris Boden
Thursday, 1st July 2021, 3:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 3:48 pm
Mark Helm
Mark Helm

Helm, who spent 12 years at Old Trafford, has signed a two-year deal at Turf Moor, with the option of a further 12 months.

And on the back of Dwight McNeil, who left United at 14 to join the Clarets, where he has become a Premier League regular and England Under 21 international, Helm hopes to follow a similar path: “He’s a role model, if you like.

“He shows that the pathway there is possible and hopefully I can do the same as him.

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“It was a great experience to be at United and I’m looking forward to a new challenge here.

Burnley is a Premier League club and hopefully I can make my mark here in the seasons to come.

“It’s a chance to show what you’re made of and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’ll be starting pre-season with the 23s and hopefully I can show everyone what I’m capable of.”