Ryan Tunnicliffe is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United. He has also played internationally for England at under-16 and under-17 levels. Tunnicliffe was first scouted by Manchester United following which he was signed as a scholar in July 2009 and turned professional in December. He was a "key performer" as the United under-18 side won the FA Youth Cup in 2011. His performances that season earned him the club's Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award. On 1 July 2011, Manchester United agreed for Tunnicliffe to spend a six-month loan spell at Peterborough United. He made his debut in the opening game of the season on 6 August in a 2–1 home win over Crystal Palace. Tunnicliffe made his debut as a Manchester United player in the first team squad, when coming on as a substitute against Newcastle United in the League Cup 2–1 win on 26 September 2012. Tunnicliffe made his England under-16 debut in October 2007 at the age of 14. He was part of the squad for the 2009 European Championship. He has played a total of ten times for the under-17s, scoring four goals.