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Manchester United starlet Zidane Iqbal signs a new long-term deal at Old Trafford until 2025

Manchester United star Zidane Iqbal to sign a new long-term deal at Old Trafford until 2025, with the Iraqi international, 19, hoping to impress new boss Erik ten Hag after his first-team debut in the Champions League

  • Manchester United youngster Zidane Iqbal has signed a new long-term contract
  • The 19-year-old Iraqi midfielder has set his future until 2025
  • Iqbal made his professional debut for United in the Champions League last season

Manchester United prospect Zidane Iqbal has signed a new long-term deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2025.

The teenage midfielder made his acquaintance with United fans last season when he made his professional debut in the Champions League in a 1-1 draw against Young Boys in December, with the player joined in the 89th minute alongside fellow academy student Charlie Savage.

Iqbal, 19, was born in Manchester and plays international football for Iraq – his mother’s home country. He joined United at the age of nine and has the option to extend his contract for another year.

Manchester United teenager Zidane Iqbal has signed a new contract with the club until 2025

Manchester United teenager Zidane Iqbal has signed a new contract with the club until 2025

The Iraq international made his professional debut for United in the Champions League - he was introduced against Young Boys in December

The Iraq international made his professional debut for United in the Champions League – he was introduced against Young Boys in December

A club statement read: “Manchester United are pleased to announce that Zidane Iqbal has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Iqbal has agreed a new deal that will keep him at United until at least June 2025, with an option to extend for another year.

“He will hone his talents behind the scenes and continue to develop at the club in the months and years to come.”

His new contract comes at a perfect time, with new boss Erik ten Hag this week training for the first time for the season and looking for new talent to join his struggling United side.

He will get the chance this month to impress new boss Erik ten Hag during the preparation for the season

He will get the chance this month to impress new boss Erik ten Hag during the preparation for the season

Iqbal only signed his first professional contract last year and had a solid season for the Under-23 club last season – making 16 starts and scoring two goals.

His rise comes at a time when United’s youth talents are highly regarded.

The club won the FA Youth Cup last season, with young Argentine Alejandro Garnacho scoring twice to beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Garnacho – who has scored seven goals in seven Youth Cup appearances – is also said to be in talks to extend his contract, despite having three years left on his current United contract.



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