THE Shrimps have signed Manchester United youngster George Tanner on loan until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old defender has been a youth team regular at Old Trafford and is a member of their Under 23 squad.
He broke into the Under-18 team at left-back and made 27 appearances in total for the Under-18s in the 2016/17 campaign proving to be effective either in defence or pushing into a more advanced role.
Tanner continued to be a reliable force at full-back, making 20 appearances in all competitions in 2017/18, 17 of which were in the Under-18 Premier League North, which United won. More progress was made in 2018/19 as he racked up 20 outings in the Under-23s, five as a substitute, and continue to develop the defensive side of his game in a full-back role.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley said: “George comes highly rated and will be a good addition to our defensive ranks.
“We are looking forward to working with him over the coming months.’’