Andy Kellett opens up about joining Manchester United back in 2015
Manchester United made a rather unorthodox move back in 2015 when they signed Andy Kellett – a relatively unknown player at the time – from Bolton Wanderers.
A defender by trade, Kellett looked set to break into the Bolton first-team following a successful loan spell at Plymouth. A report by Manchester Evening News has claimed that the last-minute transfer happened as we were short on numbers.
Alongside the likes of Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira, Kellett made nine appearances for the youth team and even helped our youngsters clinch the U21 Premier League title.
In an interview with nonleaguefootballdaily.com (h/t Manchester Evening News), he opened up about the bizarre transfer move that not many may remember.
“At the time it was an unbelievable feeling for me, but then people would say, off the cuff sort of, ‘how’ve you nicked that move?’ and stuff like that, and that makes you feel worse about the situation than it was,” he explained.
Kellett went on to reveal that the experience of playing for Manchester United was rather contrasting to what he had experienced with Plymouth on loan.
“It was a complete transformation, because the six months before that, I was on loan at Plymouth and we were training on a park, you would have to take your own breakfast/dinner in,” he said.
The defender even took the liberty of comparing playing for United to working in a 9-5 job due to the level of professionalism.
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“When you go to Man United a couple of months after, and you get literally everything for you, you’re working normal nine to five hours because it’s so professional in terms of training, gym, food, video analysis, stuff like that,” said Kellett.
The 26-year-old currently plays for Alfreton Town.