Manchester United midfielder Matty Willock has signed for Scottish Premiership club St. Mirren on a season-long loan.

21-year-old Willock spent the second half of last season at St. Johnstone in Scotland, and has returned to the same league.

His new club’s competitive season kicks off just next week.

Willock told the club’s official website that he’s “really delighted” and that St. Mirren boss Alan Stubbs “really sold me on the way he wants the team to progress this season.”

“I know what I am coming into. I know the tempo of the game is really quick so hopefully my experience last season stands me in good stead.

“I’m a midfielder, I work hard, I try and drive forward with the ball and will hopefully chip in with some goals and assists.”

Stubbs, meanwhile, praised Willock’s physicality and goalscoring ability from the middle of the park.

“He certainly brings a physicality to the midfield,” Stubbs said. “Most importantly, he brings competition for places.

“He is a big lad, six foot one or two, powerful, aggressive, he will get around the pitch.

“He is a threat in terms of scoring, which is what I want to add to the midfield area, and he certainly gives us a lot of options in there.”