Aidan Grant

Date of birth: 27/03/1995
Place of birth: TBC

South Shields-based goalkeeper who will compete with Jonathan Mitchell and Alex Baird for the number one jersey at under-18 level.

A boyhood Newcastle fan who represented the club in the Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals in the summer of 2010, Grant signed scholarship forms to join the Academy as a first year in June 2011.

He attended Harton Technology College and has been with United since he was 13. Standing a 6ft 6ins tall - and still growing - Grant travelled with the Development Squad on their pre-season tour of Holland.