Tyler Blackett has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester United.
The United academy product made his debut against Swansea on the opening day of the season and has since gone on to make another nine appearances for the club.
The 20-year-old’s contract was due to expire in the summer, but he has agreed a new deal that will keep him at the club until June 2017, and there is an option to extend by another year.
“I am delighted that Tyler has signed a new contract,” said United manager Louis van Gaal, who handed another academy product, Paddy McNair, a new contract earlier this month.
“He is another young player that has risen through the academy system to break into the first-team squad this season. “Tyler has great potential and I believe he is at the right club to continue his development and progression to become a great defender.”