Tyler Blackett

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Tyler Blackett
Personal information
Full name Tyler Nathan Blackett[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Manchester, England[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Playing position Defender[2]
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 42
Youth career
2002–2012 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Manchester United 7 (0)
2013–2014 Blackpool (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Birmingham City (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2009 England U16 2 (0)
2011 England U17 2 (0)
2011–2012 England U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 2 (0)
2014– England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:19, 23 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:00, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Tyler Nathan Blackett (born 2 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back or centre-back for Manchester United. He joined Manchester United's academy in 2002, and has also played on loan for Blackpool and Birmingham City. Born in Manchester, he qualifies to play for England, Barbados or Jamaica internationally.

Career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Born in Manchester, Blackett signed for Manchester United in 2002, when he was eight years old.[2] He signed a professional contract with United in July 2012.[4]

Blackpool (loan)[edit]

On 1 November 2013, Blackett signed for Championship club Blackpool on a month-long loan.[5] The next day, he made his debut for the Seasiders, playing the whole 90 minutes in a 1–0 league win at Nottingham Forest.[6] On 5 December 2013, Blackpool extended Blackett's loan until 1 January 2014.[7]

Birmingham City (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Blackett signed for Championship club Birmingham City on a youth loan until the end of the season.[8] Together with fellow Manchester United loanee Tom Thorpe, Blackett started the next day's match, at home to Derby County. After 38 minutes, he tripped Will Hughes to concede a penalty, which Darren Randolph saved. Birmingham came back from 3–1 down to draw, the equaliser scored by a third United loanee, Federico Macheda, in stoppage time.[9]

First team[edit]

During the 2014 pre-season, Blackett played at centre-back for Manchester United in a 3–5–2 formation and his performances led to him earning praise from new manager Louis van Gaal. In the club's final pre-season match against Valencia at Old Trafford, he provided the assist for Marouane Fellaini's stoppage-time winner to make the score 2–1.[10]

As a result of an injury crisis and the departure of experienced defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidić from the club, Blackett was drafted into the first team squad on a permanent basis. Blackett made his competitive debut for Manchester United on 16 August 2014, in the first match of the 2014–15 Premier League season, playing the full 90 minutes and being booked in a 2–1 home defeat to Swansea City in Van Gaal's first competitive match as Manchester United manager.[11] He also played in the next game away at Sunderland, which ended in a 1–1 draw with Blackett making an important clearances during the match to help earn Manchester United a point.[12] Blackett also played in the 0-0 draw against Burnley on 30 August 2014. During this game he received a yellow card for a mistimed challenge.[13] Blackett then played in United's first win of the season when they beat Queens Park Rangers 4–0 as a centre-back rather than a full-back. He was sent off in the 82nd minute on 21 September as United lost 5–3 at Leicester City having led 3–1.[14]

International career[edit]

Background[edit]

Blackett qualifies to play for England, Barbados or Jamaica internationally and has represented England at various youth levels.[15][16]

Under-16s[edit]

In September 2009, Blackett was called up to the England U16 squad for the 2009 Victory Shield match against Wales.[17] On 15 October, he started the 1–0 win against Wales, but was replaced by Alex Henshall a few minutes before half-time.[18] Blackett was recalled to the squad for the final Victory Shield match against Scotland in November 2009;[19] he replaced Sam Magri in the 69th minute as England won 2–1 at the Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh.[20] The victory sealed England's ninth consecutive Victory Shield.[20]

Under-17s[edit]

Blackett was called up to the England U17 squad for the Algarve Tournament in February 2011.[21] He started England's opening game of the tournament on 24 February, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw with Romania.[22] He was an unused substitute in the 3–1 defeat against Germany,[23] but came on to replace Alex Henshall in the 76th minute of the 2–2 draw with Portugal.[24]

Under-18s[edit]

In November 2011, Blackett was called up to the England U18 squad for a friendly against Slovakia.[25] On 16 November, he started the 1–1 draw with Slovakia, before being replaced by Courtney Meppen-Walter in the 65th minute.[26] He retained his place in the squad for the friendly against Poland in February 2012,[27] coming on at half-time as England won 3–0 at the Alexandra Stadium.[28]

Under-19s[edit]

In August 2012, Blackett was called up to the England U19 squad for a friendly against Germany.[29] On 6 September, he started the game in Hamburg, playing the whole 90 minutes as England lost 3–1.[30] Blackett earned his second call up for a friendly with Denmark in January 2013,[31] he started the game before being replaced by Lewis Baker in the 67th minute as England won 3–1 at the Keepmoat Stadium.[32]

Under-21s[edit]

In August 2014 Blackett received his first call up to the England U21 squad after becoming part of the Manchester United first team squad and starting the first two games of the season.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 November 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[34] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[35] Premier League 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Blackpool (loan) 2013–14[34] Championship 5 0 5 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14[34] Championship 8 0 8 0
Career total 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
  1. ^ Includes other competitive matches, including the FA Community Shield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 3 September 2014. p. 27. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Tyler Blackett". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Birmingham City: Tyler Blackett finding his feet – if not his hands". birminghammail.co.uk. 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Coppack, Nick (5 July 2012). "Six sign pro forms". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blackett joins Blackpool". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 1 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nottingham Forest 0–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Blackett Extends Loan". BlackpoolFC.co.uk (Blackpool FC). 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Birmingham bring in Man Utd's Blackett". BCFC.com. Birmingham City FC. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Birmingham 3–3 Derby". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-vs-valencia-match-report-louis-van-gaals-subdued-coronation-rescued-by-david-moyes-old-jester-marouane-fellaini-9665113.html
  11. ^ Bevan, Chris (16 August 2014). "Man Utd 1–2 Swansea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28824549
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28909835
  14. ^ "Leicester 5-3 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Pen pics of stars of the future". Manchester Evening News. 30 April 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Variety: List of potential Jamaican internationals". The Home of Caribbean football. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Squad named for Victory Shield opener". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 28 September 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Late Ansah strike defeats plucky Welsh". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 15 October 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "Swain selects his 18 for trip to Scotland". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 13 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "Shield success in Scotland". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 26 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "Squad named for Algarve trip". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 4 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "All level in Lagos". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 24 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Peacock magnanimous in defeat". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 25 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  24. ^ "All square in the Algarve". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 26 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Squad named for Slovakia trip". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 4 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Lions denied by late leveller". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 16 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Squad named for Polish test". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 13 February 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  28. ^ "Young Lions seal comfortable win in Crewe after finding their flow". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 7 March 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  29. ^ "Squad named for season opener". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 22 August 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "Young Lions lose season opener". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 6 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  31. ^ "Squad named for Danish test". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 17 January 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  32. ^ "Samuel see off Danes at Doncaster". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  33. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/blackett-wins-england-u21s-call-up-7683632
  34. ^ a b c "Tyler Blackett". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  35. ^ "Tyler Blackett". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 

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