Daniel Peter "Danny" Simpson
(born 4 January 1987) is an English football
who plays as a right back
for Newcastle United
. A product of the Manchester United
academy, Simpson has also played on loan for Sunderland
, Ipswich Town
and Blackburn Rovers
in England and Royal Antwerp
in Belgium. He was on loan at Newcastle for six months before signing for them on a permanent basis in January 2010.
Born in Salford
, Greater Manchester
, Simpson played for Parkwyddn J.F.C. in Eccles
as a youth before being picked up by Manchester United
. He is a product of the Manchester United youth system
, having come up through the ranks into the reserve squad in 2005.
Simpson made his debut against South African team Kaizer Chiefs
on 18 July 2006, which the Reds won 1–0. Manager Alex Ferguson claimed that Simpson looked "anything but a player making his first start for Manchester United"
In early January 2006, he was sent on loan, along with three other United youths, to the Belgian second division
club Royal Antwerp
for the remainder of the season, to gain match experience.
On 25 January 2007, he joined Sunderland
on loan for the rest of the season. The loan move saw him link up with fellow Manchester United player......