Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher will sign for League One side Barnsley on loan today, according to reports.

Fletcher, 20, is very highly rated at Manchester United and has come up through the ranks, scoring goals at Under-16, Under-18 and now Under-21 level.

The striker scored nine goals in his opening ten league games for the Under-18 team and flourished in this role as a key member of the team after James Wilson was promoted to the Under-21 team.

Fletcher can play as a target man but also has a neat touch.  It is understood that the player is working particularly hard on his aerial threat and acceleration to improve his already good goal-scoring record in Manchester United colours.

Signing Fletcher could provide a big boost for Barnsley who could do with a spark and some more goals at the moment in order to move above 17th place in the League One table.


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