James keen to learn

SOME big names in the world of football have come through the youth ranks at Manchester United.

And new Miller Reece James is aiming to follow in their illustrious footsteps.

Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers are just a few who have enjoyed incredibly successful careers after stepping off the production line that is the Carrington youth system.

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Born in Bacup, Lancashire, James started out on his path to stardom with local side Rossendale United, and even spent time with Preston North End before signing for the Red Devils in 2012.

A loan move to Carlisle in 2013 gave him his first taste of senior football, but an injury meant he had to return to his parent club early.

Now with the Millers until January and having made his debut against Blackpool last Saturday, James is keen to add to his experiences so far and go back to Manchester a better player than what he left.

He told the Advertiser:  “I heard about the loan move and the interest from Rotherham and from that moment on there was only one decision to be made really.

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“I want to gain as much experience as I can while here at Rotherham, my ultimate aim is to play for Manchester United, but I just want some game time now.

“It’s a massive difference from Carrington and Old Trafford to Roundwood and New York Stadium, but there’s still everything you need as a footballer here."