With new manager Erik ten Hag known for his penchant of blooding youth and providing them with first-team exposure, Manchester United are handing out long-term contracts to their most talented academy graduates. Talks are already underway for Alejandro Garnacho to extend his stay at Old Trafford and fans will also be delighted to know that local boy Zidane Iqbal has put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at his boyhood club till 2025 at the very least.
Manchester United is delighted to announce that Zidane Iqbal has signed a new long-term contract with the club. Iqbal has agreed a new deal that will keep him at United until at least June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year. The Mancunian created history last season by making his debut for the Red Devils against Young Boys in a Champions League group stage encounter at Old Trafford, thus becoming the first British South Asian to play for the English giants.
He went on to replace England international Jesse Lingard in his one-minute cameo appearance. Charlie Savage, son of former Wales international Robbie, was also among the debutants in that game. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick was the one to hand the talented youngsters their chance to shine. Even though his debut appearance did not last long, it was a significant moment for a sizeable minority population that has for too long been shunned to the background.