Manchester United starlet Paddy McNair has penned down a new contract that is set to keep him at Old Trafford until the summer of 2017, according to reports from the Mirror.
McNair has been impressive ever since being brought into the first team following several key defenders suffering injuries early, and has thus been rewarded with a new two-and-a-half year deal.
United manager Louis van Gaal has been delighted with the 19-year-old’s development this season, ever since his first Premier League game against West Ham United back in September last year in which he started and played the entire 90 minutes.
Van Gaal has personally picked the Northern Ireland centre-back as the top young player to come out of the youth system this season, and is extremely delighted that McNair has committed his immediate future to the club.
“You have seen I let a lot of players play in the first-team squad this season and I think he has developed himself the most, so I’m very happy that he has signed,” he said.
“I’m always happy to sign young players because that gives also a good spirit to the youth academy at Manchester United and also the culture at Manchester United is to produce youth players.
“I’m very happy, he’s very happy and I hope he shall develop himself still and more and more. He has a great future here in Manchester.”
McNair has played in nine Premier League games so far in the current campaign, starting five of those fixtures.