Confirmed: International midfielder completes United switch

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Highly rated Manchester United midfielder Oliver Norwood has put pen to paper on a five-month loan deal to Scunthorpe United, that will see him move to Glanford Park until January 2.

Regarded as an exciting prospect for the future, the 20-year-old Northern Ireland international leaves Old Trafford in search of some much needed first-team football, in order to continue his development.

Born in Burnley, Lancashire, Norwood was spotted by Manchester United scouts when he was just six years old, and joined the club at the age of seven.

After eight appearances for the Red Devils' U18s side in 2005–06 and 2006–07, he joined the club as a trainee in July 2007, aged 16.

The following year, Norwood became a regular in that side, scoring two goals in 22 appearances, and made his United reserve team debut in a 2-1 away win at Middlesbrough in November 2007.

Since signing his first professional contract in July 2009, Norwood has failed to make a senior appearance for Manchester United, but was rewarded for his fine form in the reserves by a call-up to Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team for the Champions League group stage tie away to Wolfsburg in December that same year.

With international experience and an abundance of potential, the talented midfielder will be aiming to help lift the Iron up and away from the wrong end of the League One table - where they currently sit 19th with three points from their opening four games.

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