Peterborough sign Man Utd's Ryan Tunnicliffe on loan

Ryan Tunnicliffe and Scott Wootton

Tunnicliffe (left) and Wootton were part of United's reserves last season

Peterborough have signed Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe on a six-month loan deal, with defender Scott Wootton likely to follow.

Wootton, 19, has been allowed to join the Posh squad for their pre-season training camp in Portugal, with a view to him signing at the end of July.

Neither Tunnicliffe, 18, or Wootton have made their United first-team debuts.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony announced the interest on Twitter.

"Gaffer just told me two United lads signed on loan, Tunnicliffe & Wooton signed up," he said on the social networking site  .

Tunnicliffe played a key role in United's FA Youth Cup success last season, which culminated in victory over Sheffield United  .