Salford City Sign Defender George Tanner on Loan From Manchester United

George Tanner
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Matt Warburton of Northampton Town contests the ball with George Tanner of Morecambe during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Morecambe at PTS Academy Stadium on January 18, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Salford City have made their fifth January signing. The Ammies have signed defender George Tanner on loan from Manchester United for the rest of the season.

Salford Sign George Tanner on Loan from Manchester United

Salford announced via their website they had signed the defender. Tanner arrives on loan for the remainder of the season.

The young defender spent the first half of the season at Morecambe; he featured 29 times for the football league’s bottom club. Tanner’s arrival continues Salford’s January revamp.

Tanner becomes Salford’s fifth signing of the window following Ashley Hunter, Tom Elliott, Bruno Andrade and Michael O’Connor into the Peninsula Stadium.

Graham Alexander has been looking at defenders with Salford quite leaky defensively. Tanner arrives hoping to make a positive impact and impress parent club Manchester United.

He could make his debut this weekend in Salford’s local derby with Oldham Athletic.

What Was Said

Tanner spoke to to the Salford website about his move; “I think Salford are pushing for promotion, that’s their main aim whereas at Morecambe they are in a relegation battle so it’s completely different, and I look forward to a new challenge.”

“I’ve really enjoyed it, managed to play 29 games in the space of six months so it’s been quite hectic, I’ve learned a lot from those games.”

“I’m a right-back, I like to think I’m a modern-day right back so I like to get forward and defend obviously, so whatever I can add to the team is probably going to be bombing forward, getting forward, getting crosses into the box and then obviously defending.”

“League Two is completely different to Under-23s football so I’m glad I’ve experienced it and it sets me in good stead for the future. It gives me that experience, I’ve got 29 games under my belt so far and hopefully, I can get some more games under my belt before the end of the year.”

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