Young Paddy McNair has been rewarded for his progress at Manchester United with a new two-and-a-half year contract. The rise of the young defender this season has been one of the stories of the campaign.

The 19-year-old defender has put pen to paper to stay at Old Trafford until 2017 after breaking through to the first team this season. McNair, a Northern Ireland Under-21 international, made his United debut against West Ham United in September and has gone on to make 12 appearances at either centre-back or right-back for the club.

The player was clearly over the mood after being offered a contract extension. “To make my debut for this great club earlier this season was a dream come true. I’m pleased to have signed a new contract,” McNair said.

He also thanked the manager and the clubs staffs to help him reach this height. “I have come through the academy here and I feel I am improving my game all the time with the help of the manager, the coaching staff and my team-mates” he said.

Manager Louis Van Gaal believes that Paddy Mcnair has all the attributes to become a regular for the club in the long run. He said: “Paddy has risen through the ranks to become an integral part of the first team squad.

“He has all the attributes to develop into a top player. Promoting youth players is very important both to myself and to the club and I am delighted Paddy has signed a new contract.” 

After being handed a shock debut against West Ham United earlier in the season, the young defender has played majority of his games at centre half. However, in the FA cup replay win over Cambridge United, Van Gaal used him at right-back.

After seeing his impressive performance on that night, Van Gaal said last week that McNair has the potential to be United’s right-back for the next decades.

 

  • SHARE

    Am a Passionate sports follower. I love to watch and analyse the game. Writing sports articles – especially Football articles is my passion, hobby, etc…….

    Related Posts

    English Premier League 2017/18: Round Up – Round 17

    Total no.of goals scored Round 17 = 21 Tuesday (12/12/2017) Barnes’ late strike provided a home victory for Burnley Burnley 1 (Ashley Barnes 89’) – Stoke...

    Messi has done lot of damage to me, Mourinho, Ramos: Xabi Alonso

    Madrid, Dec 14: Former Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso recalled his time at Real Madrid and said Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had caused a lot of...

    Ashes Test: Malan ton takes England to 305/4 on Day 1

    Perth, Dec 14: Dawid Malan's brilliant ton helped England score 305/4 in their first innings against Australia on the opening day of the Third Ashes...

    New Zealand’s Bracewell replaces Grandhomme in ODI squad against West Indies

    Wellington, Dec 14; New Zealand medium pacer Doug Bracewell replaced all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against West Indies starting...

    ISL: Dynamos defender Ralte likely to play against FC Goa

    New Delhi, Dec 14: Delhi Dynamos are likely to include left-back Sena Ralte in the squad for their forthcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season four...