Mason Greenwood signs new Manchester United contract

Mason Greenwood signs new Manchester United contract

Manchester United have confirmed that young forward Mason Greenwood has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract at Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old’s breakthrough to the first team was rewarded with a new deal in October 2019, and he has continued to grow ever since, earning himself a call-up to the England squad back in September 2020.

Greenwood remains a regular part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, and United took to their official website to confirm that he has committed to staying at Old Trafford until 2025, with the club holding the option to extend that by a further year.

“With the support from the manager, his coaching staff and so many great players to learn from; I know that I am developing every single day,” Greenwood said. “There is a lot more to come from myself and this team and I am so committed to working hard week in, week out to help the group achieve success.

“I want to repay the club for the support that everyone has given me over the years and show everyone just what I am capable of.

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United have high hopes for Greenwood | Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

“When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first-team one day. I’ve worked so hard to reach this level and the last two years have been amazing. There is so much that I want to achieve in the game and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football.

Greenwood has managed 82 appearances under Solskjaer, becoming the club’s youngest European goalscorer when he netted against Astana in September 2019, and the boss admitted he is excited for the future with the 19-year-old.

“Mason is a fantastic talent and yet another fine example of the type of player that our Academy produces,” Solskjaer said. “He has made great progress this season, showing real maturity and adaptability to his game, which has seen him develop into one of the best young players in the country.

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Solskjaer is a huge fan | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

“Whilst it is easy for people outside of the club to forget that Mason is just 19, it is our job as coaches to ensure he reaches his phenomenal potential and every step we take is to help him along that path.

“Mason is naturally gifted and has a brilliant attitude; we know how important he is going to be for Manchester United over the coming seasons.”

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