Manchester United seem to be heading back to the tradition of developing and support youth prospects, as they have tied down George Tanner and Max Dunne to their first ever professional contracts. [via M.E.N Sports]
The duo was preceded by four other exciting prospects who penned their first professional deals in the a short period of two months, suggesting the growth of United’s almost relatively stagnant youth activity.
Dunne joined the Red Devils back in 2014, and was described to be ‘tough and aggressive’. He has since worked his way up the Old Trafford ranks to earn a new deal as a reward. The England U18 is known for his physical prowess as a defender.
Tanner, on the other hand, is a wideman turned full-back, who was also praised by many due to his exploits in the UEFA Youth League.
The defender brings exciting prospect to his side with his offensive ability, alongside a disciplined defensive composure – much like Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, who went through a similar conversion.
Thus, the youngster could probably be a candidate for Jose Mourinho’s beloved wing-back system in the future.
Meanwhile, it surely must be exciting for the supporters of the Old Trafford outfit to see, as it is a clear indication that the club is not adamant on just spending millions to bring in quality players.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.