Daniel Leadbitter

Born: 7 October 1990
Date Signed: July 2007

Tyneside born Daniel can operate at right back or centre half.

A pupil at Gosforth High School before joining the United Academy, he excelled at athletics, reaching the Finals of the 400m at the English Schools Championships. Delighted to earn a scholarship at St. James' Park after being forced to spend a season out of the game due to a back injury.

A big admirer of United's Peruvian schemer, Nobby Solano, Daniel made his Academy Under 18 bow at Middlesbrough in March 2007.

Scored his first United goal v Leeds on 6 October 2007.