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Tyler Reid

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  • Date of birth: 02/11/1997

The young defender signed from Manchester United in July 2016 on a three-year deal.

He made an immediate impact, playing an important part in the under-23s' league and cup double in his first season.

The following year, he played seven times during a loan spell with Newport County, before returning to the club's under-23s squad.

Reid made his first-team debut at the start of this season, coming on as a second-half substitute in the Carabao Cup clash with Crystal Palace.


Getting to know him . . .

Tyler grew up at Manchester United alongside Marcus Rashford. And having said goodbye to his mate in the summer of 2016, the defender is hoping to follow Rashford’s lead by getting a big break in the Premier League.

“I grew up and played with Marcus — our birthdays are days apart,” he said. “He is a very good player. You always knew he was going to be, but he is a great example of what young players can do if given a chance.’’

Reid already has the names of four clubs stamped on his CV. After starting out with hometown side Luton, Reid was spotted by Arsenal and joined the Gunners’ Academy.

In 2012, aged 14, Reid took a bigger step away from home to join United, the side he supported as a youngster.

“It all happened so fast, but that move definitely helped me mature as a person,” he says. “I supported United growing up, so I was thrilled to have signed with them. I was there at an interesting time — two seasons while Sir Alex was in charge before David Moyes and finally Louis Van Gaal.’’

Reid went through United’s academy scholarship programme and worked under the guidance of United legend Nicky Butt, whose advice convinced him that a move away to Swansea was the right thing to do to further his career.