Oxford boss Appleton thrilled to land Rothwell from Man Utd

Oxford United manager Michael Appleton has expressed his excitement at landing Joe Rothwell from Manchester United.

Rothwell ended his lifelong association with United on Tuesday by agreeing a move to League One outfit Oxford.

The 21-year-old has signed on a two-year deal at the Kassam Stadium and U’s boss Appleton was clearly left very pleased at being able to seal a deal for the youngster.

Appleton told the club’s official website: “Joe is a really talented lad who we believe has a very bright future.

“He has played for all of the England age group teams and been around the first-team at Old Trafford.

“He can play midfield or slightly further forward and he now gets a chance to get a run of games together and truly show what he can do.”

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