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Lee joins academy setup

5 August 2020

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Former Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee has been appointed as United's academy goalkeeping coach.

The 34-year-old, who joins from Sheffield Wednesday where he held a similar role, has begun work with the club's young stoppers.

Born in West Yorkshire, Lee progressed through the Manchester United academy where he spent three years before being loaned to Macclesfield Town in 2005.

After three years representing the club, Lee moved to Chesterfield in 2008 where he remained until his retirement from playing in 2017, making over 300 league appearances for the club.

Lee immediately took up the position of academy goalkeeping coach at Sheffield Wednesday, where he's spent the past two seasons before joining United.

Darren Ward, who heads up United's goalkeeping department, commented: "Tommy's personality and coaching qualities will be a great fit for us. The addition of another experienced coach allows us all to assist with recruitment and scouting, as well as coaching. Along with Matt Duke, we have put together a fantastic team to develop the goalkeepers at the club."

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