Clarets land Chadwick
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The talented winger, who played for Reading on loan at the end of last season, is highly rated at Old Trafford, but despite the sale of David Beckham, cannot get a regular starting berth.
The good relationship between Stan Ternent and Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has prompted the move, with the latter telling his young charge that he would develop at Turf Moor.
With Burnley still battling to land Manchester United team-mate Michael Stewart, the capture of Chadwick is a major boon.
"Burnley Football Club are pleased to announce that they have completed the loan signing of Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick," read a statement on the club's official website.
"The 22-year-old will be at Turf Moor for the full 2003/04 campaign and signed for the Clarets on Thursday morning."
Burnley already have a quality right-side midfielder in Glen Little - and somewhat ironically the duo played in tandem for Reading last season - after Burnley controversially loaned one of their star men to The Royals.
However, Ternent will be keen to incorporate both players into his restructured side.