Rangers have had a quiet transfer window by Steven Gerrard’s standards this season but one signing from Manchester United just might prove a gem in the years to come.

The Ibrox side secured the short-term future of United youth product Charlie McCann with the Republic of Ireland youth international going straight into the club’s B Team.

At Lowland League level, McCann has already begun to flourish with his performances for the young Gers already earning rave reviews.

A mazy midfield dribbler with an eye for a pass and the ability to score goals, amid much talk about McCann’s performances he opened his Gers account in the first minute of the 5-0 win over Stirling University.

This was after McCann was named in the SPFL Trophy’s Team of the Round.


That goalscoring and creativity have defined McCann’s early career and for the Man Utd youth set up, the midfielder’s scored goals in the U18s, Premier League 2, the FA Youth Cup and the EFL Trophy.

According to Transfermarkt, McCann scored 11 goals and laid on four assists in 35 appearances in the U18s Premier League down south.

It’s been a match made in heaven thus far and if McCann can continue to impress with the Ibrox side’s B team then don’t be surprised to see the youngster fast-tracked into the first team.

Alongside Northern Irish youngster Charlie Lindsay, McCann will be hoping to catch the eye of Steven Gerrard’s backroom staff in the weeks to come.

Rangers B now sit in second place in the Lowland League and are amongst the early frontrunners to win the division.

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Rangers signed Charlie McCann from Manchester United this summer. (Photo by Manchester City/Manchester City via Getty Images)

McCann, 19, may well prove to be an invaluable addition to the second string’s ambitions to do exactly this and we won’t be the only ones watching the youngster’s progress this season.

Rangers signed McCann this summer in a move that was widely considered a sizeable coup given McCann’s reputation down south.

However, early talk of a substantial £750k transfer fee has been beaten away by club insiders as the suggestion Rangers splashed this much on the player is rubbished.

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