Ethan Galbraith Signs New Manchester United Contract

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Ethan Galbraith has signed a new contract with Manchester United, keeping him at the club until June 2023, with the option of a further year.

Ethan Galbraith Commits His Future to Manchester United

Running the Show for Manchester United’s U23 Side

The 19-year-old Northern Ireland international would have been hot property should Manchester United have watched his contract run down. Fortunately for them, they haven’t and they’ve made their move to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

Galbraith made his United debut in the 2-1 Europa League loss to Astana in November 2019. He came off the bench with seconds remaining and hasn’t been seen in the first team since. That’s not significant though. The likes of James Garner and Dylan Levitt, who started that game in midfield together are highly rated at the club and weren’t seen much since either. Those two are now out on loan, leaving Galbraith to help run the show for the Red Devils’ development side.

Good Timing

The midfielder possesses considerable potential and features mostly for the U23s, who play their home games at Leigh Sports Village. He often appears for the Northern Ireland U21 side and has already been given his senior debut.

A perfect time to announce his new deal, given he scored the winner against Everton U23 on October 23, 2020. His performance that day was said to be particularly impressive too, he might be seen within the first team sooner rather than later.

Starred in EFL Trophy Last Season

Galbraith hasn’t featured against senior opposition this campaign – as he would in the EFL Trophy, missing out a short period with a slight knock. Last season, he played a part in three of United U21s four games in the competition. He was most notably involved when scoring the equaliser and assisting Mason Greenwood‘s winning goal v Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Now-Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill gave him his Northern Ireland debut from the bench in the latter stages of a 1-0 win over Luxembourg on September 5, 2019.

Galbraith will now look to impress further within the U23 side and force his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s consideration.

 

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