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City recruit United striker

King could prove to be a valuable asset to Barmby. (©GettyImages)
King could prove to be a valuable asset to Barmby. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United starlet Josh King has joined Hull City for the rest of the season to assist in the Tigers' promotion bid.

The 20-year-old has returned from a spell with Borussia Monchengladbach where fitness problems disrupted his time at the club.

However, now having joined Hull, United reserve team coach Warren Joyce is hoping King can improve on his difficult first half to the season.

"Joshua's going out on loan again as he struggled to make an impact out there in Germany and that's the way it can be sometimes," said United coach Joyce.

"You can still learn from bad experiences.”

Manager Nick Barmby is hoping the United youngster can produce performances that can work as a platform for greater things.

"Players can make a name for themselves here and use the loan as a platform," he said.

"It's a very similar situation to when we brought Fraizer Campbell here.

"Fraizer came in as an unknown quantity but players can make a name for themselves here and use the loan as a platform.

"We're delighted to get Josh in. I first saw him play two or three years ago and I've kept tabs on him ever since.

"He's an exciting player. Josh will fit into the way we play and it's a great chance for him."

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Nick Barmby
Premier League
Manchester United
Hull City
Fraizer Campbell

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