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Manchester United youth excellence continues as two youngsters rewarded with new contracts

He is one of the most exciting prospects in United’s youth setup, and his play-style has been likened to English superstar Phil Foden.

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Manchester United has been all about the youth this season, promoting youngsters, especially Kobbie Mainoo who has been an absolute revelation to United’s midfield.

Erik ten Hag has also pushed youngsters like Dan Gore and defender Willy Kambwala giving them all first team debuts.

Alejandro Garnacho’s rise to stardom can also be credited to the manager.

Manchester United have a history of trusting the youth and their academy.

The Red Devils boast of an incredible record of fielding at least one academy graduate in the match squad for an astonishing 86 years.

This trend seems to continue as two youngsters are set to be rewarded with new contracts.

First of these boys is Harry Amass.

The young defender signed his first professional contract two days ago, as he confirmed on his Instagram. He confirmed the news, calling it a proud moment for him and his family.

The left-back joined the club from Watford at the start of this season, after already making the bench for them at the age of just 15.

Having started with the U18s, Amass has shown rapid progression. He has already made his debut for the U21s and with United’s left-back situation uncertain at best, a senior debut in the near future is extremely realistic.

Young winger Shea Lacey is also expected to sign his first professional contract in the coming weeks.

Last year, Lacey signed a scholarship deal at the club, with an agreement in principle to sign professional terms when he turns 17 and his birthday is now just around the corner.

He is one of the most exciting prospects in United’s youth setup, and his play-style has been likened to English superstar Phil Foden.

He’s been limited to just eight appearances this season due to an injury, but it’s understood he’s set to return before the end of the campaign.

Lacey’s professional contract will be announced after he turns 17 on April 14, and the deal is the reward for his excellent and continued progression in the youth set-up.

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