Deployed as a midfielder, Drinkwater currently plays for Leicester City in the Premier League. He has previously spent time on loan at Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, Watford, Barnsley and played for Manchester United before joining Leicester City for an undisclosed fee. After being named Championship Player of the Month for December 2013, he was also one of three players who received a nomination for the Championship Player of the Year Award. Drinkwater has also played internationally for England at under-18 and under-19 levels.
He started training with the Manchester United academy from an early age before making his youth career debut in 2006. In his first season at the club, Drinkwater became a regular in the United under-18 side, making 27 appearances and scoring two goals.
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