SAINTS SIGN UNITED ACE
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lynch, 20, has signed a three-month loan deal with the Perth club and he is expected to make his debut in Saturday's clash with Dunfermline at East End Park.
"I am delighted to have Mark on board," Stark told planetfootball.com. "I think he's a proper footballer having been brought up by United.
"I had spoken to a number of people regarding different players - of which, Mark was one.
"He will give us a bit of freshness, he has lots of ability and can play anywhere on the right hand side which is what we wanted."
Stark (pictured) expressed a wish to add to his playing staff in the wake of their 2-0 defeat to Rangers last Sunday, but like most other Scottish clubs, The Saints have little in the way of transfer funds.
Lynch is yet to feature for United's first XI and will be hoping the move provides him with some valuable first team experience.
Meanwhile, keeper Paul Rachubka has returned to Old Trafford, after Royal Antwerp snapped up Frank Talia to solve their problems between the sticks.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is maintaining an interest in Mouscron youngster Jonathan Blondeel, with the Premiership champions checking again on his form recently.