Erik ten Hag keen to fast-track Manchester United 16-year-old after contract decision

Erik ten Hag, Manager of Manchester United, looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newport County and Manchester United at Rodney Parade on January 28, 2024 in Newport, Wales.
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Manchester United are set to fast-track a 16-year-old destined for big things into their first team.

And if you’re the kind of person who is for some reason constantly caught by surprise by the inevitable passage of time, prepare to feel old: two of Darren Fletcher’s sons have signed professional contracts with their father's former employers.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.