Man Utd confirms long-term contract for former Barca star

Former Barcelona academy star Marc Jurado has signed a long-term deal with Manchester United.

The 17-year-old, who performs within the Under-18 Premier League, has dedicated his future to the Red Devils.

He moved to England last year after being denied a three-year skilled contract at Camp Nou.


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Revealing the information on social media, Jurado said: “Proud to have signed my first skilled contract with @manchesterunited.

“I might additionally prefer to thank all my household, friends and everybody for all their help.”

The full-back, who can act on each side of the defense, has turn out to be an essential a part of United’s youth setup in latest months.

He may win the Under 18 Premier League title in his first season. United are 5 points forward of Liverpool in second place with two video games remaining.

Jurado is the most recent United teen to sign an expert deal.

Comparable Teng Mengi, Shola Shoretire and Hannibal Mejbri have all achieved this year.

The Red Devils are placing loads of focus on their academy and youth prospects. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been identified to offer young players a chance, together with defenders Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe.

They spent £ 37million to sign Amad Diallo from Atalanta, who may turn out to be the star of the future at Old Trafford.

Facundo Pellistri is one other gifted winger they’ve invested in. The Uruguayan signed from Penarol and is presently on loan at Alaves, the place he has played eight instances.

Solskjaer has beforehand said his ambition to offer young players a chance. Chatting with MUFC TV, he said: “Like Sir Matt [Busby] as soon as it was said that if they’re ok, they’re old sufficient. We’re constructed on that custom.

“We’d like young players coming by means of. It will be significant that the Academy and the players on the Academy know that I’m wanting forward to players by means of. ”

Folks like Jurado, Diallo and Pellistri will probably be inspired by the present first team. It options distinguished academy graduates Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.

Keeper Dean Henderson not too long ago returned from a two-year loan spell with Sheffield United and seems to be to replace David De Gea as primary. He has already spent eight years on the membership.

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