Manchester United Football Club have today announced two players have put pen to paper on new contracts at the club, as both Tyler Blackett and Reece James have extended their stay at Old Trafford – committing to long-term deals.
Tyler Blackett has been involved in the United first-team in bits and bobs this year, and its great to see lifelong Manchester United fans develop into players for the club they love. Blackett’s new contract is thought to be worth £20,000-a-week, as the 20-year old pens a new deal which will see him at the club until at least 2017.
Louis van Gaal said: “I am delighted that Tyler has signed a new contract. He is another young player that has risen through the Academy system to break into the first-team squad this season. Tyler has great potential and I believe he is at the right club to continue his development and progression to become a great defender.”
Blackett said: “I’m thrilled to have signed my new contract. I have supported United all my life and have been here since I was eight years old. To come through the Academy and make my debut this season was a dream come true. I want to keep improving within the first-team squad with the help of the manager, coaches and the players around me.”
Reece James had an excellent pre-season tour with the first-team, and hopefully we’ll see him get some more playing time as we go into next season.
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