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Blackett extends United stay

2015-02-26 18:21

London - Manchester United's 20-year-old defender Tyler Blackett has signed a two-year contract extension, the Premier League giants announced on Thursday.

Blackett, a product of United's youth academy, was handed his debut against Swansea City on the opening day of the season and has since gone on to make a further nine appearances for the club.

"I am delighted that Tyler has signed a new contract," said United manager Louis van Gaal on the club website. "He is another young player that has risen through the academy system to break into the first-team squad this season."

Blackett added: "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."

AFP

Comments
  • Everton Bouwer - 2015-02-26 18:32

    Good move LVG!now please tie down David De Gea and Andreas Perreira before we lose them for a pittance.

      Fahdiel Agherdien - 2015-02-26 20:50

      Great news about blackett. I agree with you on David De Gea but Andreas Perreira doesn't look that great especially now that he is threatening to leave. I have watched a few of his games and I don't feel he would be a huge loss.

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