Will Fish the latest prospect to sign new long-term Manchester United contract
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 30
Will Fish has signed a new deal with Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

Will Fish is the latest youngster to sign a new long-term contract with the club, extending his stay at Old Trafford until 2025.

This follows the announcement that Zidane Iqbal had signed a new deal of the same length on Tuesday, running until 2025 with an option to extend by a further year.

Fish, a 19-year-old centre-back, has made one first team appearance for Manchester United and has been capped up to Under-19 level for England.

He has had one brief spell on loan away from the Red Devils, making two appearances for Stockport County in the National League last season.

The defender is short on experience, but Manchester United clearly feel he could still have a future with them and he will be under contract for at least another three years.

The club’s statement on the new contract read: ‘Everyone at Manchester United is looking forward to seeing the 19-year-old prospect continue his development at the club in the coming months and years.’

Despite Fish only playing twice in half a season at Stockport, United’s Head of Academy Nick Cox insisted it was time well spent for the centre-back.

‘Will has learnt a great deal over the last few months, enjoying a range of experiences that will benefit him throughout his career,’ said Cox.

‘He loved his time with Stockport County and we have clearly seen how much Will has developed physically and mentally over the last few months.

‘There are many different perspectives on loans and people often just look at the number of games played but there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes. Training every day in a first-team environment and learning from senior professionals, at just 18, is a fantastic opportunity.’

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