MANCHESTER UNITED starlet Zidane Iqbal has put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with the club.

The 19-year-old midfielder has agreed terms on a three-year deal, with the option to extend for a further year.

Iqbal first joined the United Academy aged nine and is highly rated at the club.

He signed his first professional contract in April last year and was part of Erik ten Hag's first-team training squad yesterday.

Iqbal made his first-team debut in the Champions League dead-rubber group stage clash against Young Boys last December.

The teenager came off the bench alongside Robbie Savage's son Charlie for a one minute cameo in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

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In doing so he made history as the first British South Asian to play for Manchester United.

Iqbal was born in the UK but an Iraqi mother and Pakistani father.

At international level Iqbal already has two senior caps for Iraq after making his debut earlier this year.

Writing on social media after signing a new contract, Iqbal said: "Delighted to have extended my stay at this wonderful club. Praise be to God."

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The central midfielder was a regular in United's U23 side during the recent campaign, scoring two goals in 17 appearances.

New boss Ten Hag is getting to work on his squad this summer ahead of his first season in the job.

The club announced earlier this month ELEVEN players have been released after their contracts expires.

And while the Red Devils are yet to make any first-team signings yet under Ten Hag, additions are expected this window.

Reports today suggest United have finally agreed a £74million fee with Barcelona to sign Frenkie de Jong.

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