Date: 14th July 2009 at 8:40am
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Defender Richard Eckersley surprised Premier League Champions, Manchester United yesterday by rejecting a new deal.

The latest speculation in the Daily Mirror now suggests the 20 year old full back could be making a short journey to Burnley to have talks with Owen Coyle about a potential move to Turf Moor.

Eckersley plays at right back and came through Manchester United’s Academy after signing for them as a youth player in 2005.

His first team debut finally came in January 2009 in an FA Cup clash at home to Tottenham Hotspur when he came on as a 53rd minute substitute.

It was thought that the Salford-born player was on the verge of breaking through into the first team but it looks like he his impatient for first team action in the Premier League and wants to play on a more regular basis. It is already understood he has turned down a move to Championship side, QPR.