Sunday, November 18, 2007

25. Daniel Simpson

Birthdate: 04 Jan 1987
Birthplace: Salford, England
Position: Full-Back
Appearances: 5
Joined United: 07 Jul 2003
United Debut:

Dipped into the Reserves' triumphant Pontin's League campaign late in the 2004/05 season, Danny Simpson's United career took sizeable steps during the 05/06 and 06/07 campaigns.

The pacy right-back notched 16 pre-Christmas appearances for the second string in 2005 and demonstrated a great ability to get forward in addition to his defensive duties.

Danny's form earned him a loan move to Royal Antwerp alongside Tom Heaton, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Adam Eckersley and Lee Martin in January 2006. The Salford-born defender quickly established himself in the starting line-up and his standing with

the Belgian fans was aided immensely by a scorching long-range goal against Tubize.

A starring role in United's pre-season tour of South Africa catapulted Danny into the limelight among United fans, and he continued his fine form into a second four-month loan at Antwerp which ended in December 2006.

Upon returning to Old Trafford, Danny was snapped up by Sunderland in his second loan of the season. Simpson joined up with fellow United loanee Jonny Evans, and both players became integral parts of the Black Cats' back line as Roy Keane's side clinched promotion to the Premiership.

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