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Manchester United confirm defender exit

Manchester United defender Reece James has joined Wigan Athletic after signing a three-year contract, according to reports from the BBC.

James has struggled to break into the first team at Old Trafford, being sent out on loan to the likes of Rotherham, Huddersfield, and Carlisle the past two years.

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However, the 21-year-old has now permanently left the club ahead of their pre-season tour, joining League One side Wigan.

“Reece is a young player with a bright future,” said Wigan boss Gary Caldwell.

“He has been schooled by one of the best academies around and has impressed both at under-21 level and whilst on loan.”

The youngster is now the 11th new player to arrive at the JW Stadium this summer after the 2013 FA Cup winners were relegated from the Championship last season.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been extremely busy in the transfer window, already securing four major signings in Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

But their summer business is set to continue after manager Louis van Gaal revealed that they are closing in on a ‘surprise signing’, which is now mooted to not be a striker.

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