Who is Reece Devine?

St. Johnstone 'new boy' Reece Devine has just joined the club on-loan from Manchester United and many fans may be wondering, who is Reece Devine?

[The club's official announcement]


Reece Devine is a 19 year-old Left Back who came through the Wolves and Manchester City academy systems before ending up at his present club Manchester United in August 2018. Initially joining the U18 side, Devine has become a mainstay in the U23s over the last 12 months.

[Reece rises above the competition]


Devine is versatille and at 6ft tall can operate at Centre Back but is is a natural Left Back. The Englishman has already played 68 games for Manchester Uniteds various youth teams and played 24 games in last seasons Premier League 2.


He is exciting on the attack and this has been shown by his 10 assists in his career to date from defence. He has plenty of pace and loves a tackle, whilst his eye for a pass has earned him praise from fans.


[Reece in action for the U23s]


The youngster likes to take the ball forward. Despite playing on the left side of defence, one of the striking things while watching him is his willingness to take the ball and make something happen whether that be a cheeky skill move, a long pass or a quick burst of pace.


This makes Reece a perfect fit into the way we play under Callum. Our full backs have a lot of attacking responsibility and being able to burst forward and create a chance or take someone on can help cover for the fact that we often struggle for creativity.

[Devine has impressed for Manchester United's youth sides]


I am really confident that Devine is a good match for St. Johnstone and as he is still young this could be perfect experience for him. He won't be perfect but the way he plays will excite the fans and offer something different.

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