James Chester is an agile, tough-tackling central defender from Warrington.
He was first spotted by United scouts playing for his local team, Winwick Athletic. James began playing for the team when he was five, when he played with boys four years older in the Under9s.
By the age of eight, United had taken an interest and invited him down for training sessions at the club. Since then he has risen through the ranks at Old Trafford and graduated from the Academy in 2007.
Chester became an integral part of the Reserves' defence in the latter half of the 2006/07 season and throughout the following campaign.
James was the Reserves' top appearance maker during the 2007/08 campaign, playing a key role as the Reds ended the season with success in the Manchester Senior Cup final.