MANCHESTER UNITED have been accused of making a “right balls-up” after youngster D’Mani Mellor’s failed loan move to Crawley Town.
Mellor was reportedly set to join the League Two side on Monday’s transfer deadline day but a proposed transfer collapsed, much to the dismay of Reds manager John Yems.
According to Yems, United failed to get the forward’s paperwork done properly and a deal couldn’t be materialised.
The 62-year-old manager described that development as “very, very, very disappointing” and revealed the 21-year-old ace had already come down south to train with the team.
Yems said when asked about his deadline day plans: “Yeah stay up tonight – there’s a good film on Film4.
“We are trying a few but we had some disappointing news concerning the Manchester United player, there was a right balls-up with the paperwork from their end and I don’t think that will go through, we are trying to rectify it.
“Clare [James, club secretary] has been working all night to try and get some in.
“It’s one of those things, we have been coming over adversity all season so it doesn’t concern me that much but it’s annoying.
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“You do things because you think things are going to happen, then all of a sudden they have a great way of kicking you right up the jacksie.
“Very, very, very disappointing, and it was nothing to do with us. He came down, he’s been training with us, he’s a real nice kid.”
Mellor has only made one appearance for the Red Devils’ senior squad after stints in their Under-18, 19 and 23 side.
The striker spent the first half of the season on loan at Salford City but was plagued by injury and only managed three matches across all competitions.
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