Tyler Fredricson signs first pro contract at Man United

Tyler Fredricson signs first pro contract at Man United

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Tyler Fredricson has signed his first pro contract at Man United.

Manchester United Football Club have always placed their trust in the next generation. Giving youth a chance is etched into the Red Devils’ DNA. Simply put, it’s what works for the Old Trafford club.

Over the last half-decade or so, United have moved away from that mantra. It’s no surprise that as a result, on-field performances have tailed off.

FA Youth Cup victory had us believing again. At U18 level, United boast arguably the most talented squad of young footballers in the country, with Alejandro Garnacho the crowning jewel.

One man who sadly missed out on that final was Tyler Fredricson. The centre-half was not passed fit on the day due to suffering from an illness, which must have been heartbreaking for the talented teen.

Well, Fredricson is probably now brimming with confidence again, with United placing a real show of faith in the defender by handing him a new contract.

This is the first pro contract for the talented United starlet, who had been on youth terms before penning this deal. In an Instagram post, Fredricson admitted just how special this day is for his whole family, before claiming ‘this is only the beginning’.

Check out Tyler Fredricson’s Instagram post here:

Fredricson has been mightily impressive for United all year long – and the fact we won the FA Youth Cup without him, with a sixteen-year-old starting in his place, shows you just how deep we are at U18 level right now.

Missing one game should not define Fredricson as a player. He has been immense over the last nine months as he continues to develop and grow as a footballer. I’m just so pleased United have rewarded those efforts with a new contract.

More than anything, this just allows Fredricson to play without worrying about where his future lies. He can now focus solely on playing his football for the next few years at least.

There’s no better place for Fredricson to develop than here in Manchester at United. The club will give him every opportunity to improve at his own pace, before giving him a senior chance the moment they believe he’s good enough to compete.

Congratulations, Tyler!

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