Name: Dan Ward
Born: 30th September 1997, South Shields
Height: 5ft 10ins
Under-18s debut: 5th April 2014 v Arsenal (a), Barclays Under-18 Premier League
A box-to-box midfielder who hails from Boldon and joined United in 2014, initially on trial before impressing enough to earn a scholarship.
The former South Shields and Seaham Red Star youngster attended Whitburn Church of England School and admires Patrick Vieira and Frank Lampard.
A boyhood Newcastle fan, he enjoys playing snooker and golf in his free time.