Manchester United's academy prospect Scott Wootton has joined Leeds - he's played in only a handful of matches for the current Premier League champions but the handful includes Champions League experience - a very high stage for such a young player.

The centre back has agreed a three year deal with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee, and Whites manager Brian McDermott spoke highly of the youngster when it was announced on Tuesday night.

McDermott said: “He’s a player who has played in the Champions League and someone we feel will develop with us in the coming years.”

He added: “I want to say thanks for the owners in doing the deal and bringing another young player to help us go forward.” Only three games into the season The Whites’ defence has looked solid but McDermott has insisted it needed some added strength added with only two recognised centre backs currently available.

As well as the new signing to the squad, Leeds striker Ross McCormack - who has been the subject of bids from fellow promotion candidates Middlesborough - re-iterated his desire to stay at Elland Road after scoring a superb goal.

Leeds head to Ipswich for their next game, a match Leeds fans will be hoping to take three points from and keep their unbeaten record, whereas Ipswich - who’ve had an up-down start to their season - will hope to repeat their performance at home to Millwall.

Manchester United started their own campaign at the weekend with a win over Swansea, but despite the result new manager David Moyes seems to want to improve the squad further with the signings of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines from his former club Everton.

Moyes, who had moaned in a Sir Alex Ferguson-esque way earlier in the week about the fixtures in the early stages of the season, faces fellow title contenders Chelsea in United's next game. It could be one of the fixtures of the season.

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