Thursday 26 February 2015

Blackett commits to United

Young defender Tyler Blackett has signed a new contract at Old Trafford, keeping him at United until 2017 with an option to extend the deal to another year. 

The Manchester born 20 year old has come through the ranks of the Academy system and made his debut on the opening day of the season, a 2-1 reverse at home to Swansea.

He has made 10 appearances in total for the Reds this season. 

His boss Louis van Gaal was delighted to have secured Blackett's services for at least another two years.
The manager said:
"I am delighted that Tyler has signed a new contract, he is another young player that has risen through the club to break into the first team.
"It is always a great moment at any club when that happens, but particularly at a club like Manchester United where youth development is important.
"Tyler has great potential and I believe he is at the right club to continue his progression and become a great defender for us."

I like what I see of Blackett so far: for sure he can be rash and naive at times but that is to be expected of a young player learning his trade, but more often that not he has looked positive, strong and confident on the ball.

Blackett added:
"I'm thrilled to have signed my new contract; I have supported United all my life and to have
come through the Academy and play in the first team has been a dream come true.
"My aim now is to keep improving and progressing on a personal level within the image of the manager, and I want to win titles and help to get United back to where they belong with the help of the manager, coaches and players around me."

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