Former United starlet signs for Dale
Saturday, 25th Jun 2016 10:09 by Col
With preseason training due to start in the next few days, Dale have signed former Man United youngster Oliver Rathbone.
So what do we know about him?
* He's 19 years old and comes from Blackburn and he's primarily an attacking midfielder
* He was considered a little behind his peers physically at Old Trafford, but was kept on due to his work rate and desire
* He grabbed the headlines whilst playing for United's Under 18 side following a stunning 40 yard lob You can watch it on YouTube at
* He had a trial with Walsall earlier on this year
* The youngster has signed a twelve month contract at Spotland, which you would expect included a clause in the club's favour to extend for a year based on recent contracts.
* His Dad Mick made close to 400 appearances in the Football League in a career that took him to Birmingham, Blackburn, Preston and Halifax and is currently a coach with Blackpool
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