Manchester United left-back Demetri Mitchell signs loan deal with Hearts

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Hearts have announced the signing of Manchester United left-back Demetri Mitchell on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old is now set to fly out to Spain to join Craig Levein’s squad on their warm weather training camp.

Mitchell, who plays primarily as a left-back after being converted from a more advanced position, made one appearance for the first team at Old Trafford in the final match of last season against Crystal Palace and has been a regular in England’s youth teams.

His arrival will be a relief to Levein, who has suffered a number of injury problems at full-back with Ashley Smith-Brown – signed from Manchester City in the summer on loan – struggling all season and the squad short on cover, forcing the Jambos boss into playing players out of position.