|Birthdate:||15 Jan 1992|
|Reserve Goals scored:||0|
|Joined United:||01 Jul 2008|
|United Debut:||23 Sept 2009 v Wolves (H)|
Norwegian striker Joshua King is a powerful forward who has had to overcome a spate of injuries.
After impressing with the Under-18s and Reserves, the Oslo-born forward was handed a Premier League squad number in September 2009 and wore his new No41 shirt in a promising United debut – as a substitute in the 1-0 League Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
A loan spell at Preston in the Championship helped develop his game before returning to help the Reserves win the Premier League North title and the Manchester Senior Cup, playing in both central and wide forward roles.
Displaying a keen eye for goal inside and outside of the box, King hit eight goals in 16 appearances for the second string. He was also on the bench for the first team’s 4-0 victory at Wigan in February and agreed a new two-year contract at the end of the campaign, extending his terms until the summer of 2013.
He joined Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan in time for the start of the Bundesliga campaign but earned very few chances in Germany, only making two substitute appearances. He was subsequently recalled to Manchester in January 2012, only to head out on loan again to Hull City when fully recovering from injury.
Unfortunately, the powerful runner only scored once in 18 outings for the Tigers (10 starts) and he returned to Old Trafford once the Championship campaign ended, making a few appearances for the Reserves.