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Elyh Harrison pens first professional contract with Manchester United

Elyh Harrison has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. 

The 17-year-old was part of Stevenage Town’s academy before he moved to United last summer. 

He has made 11 appearances for the club’s under-18s side, conceding 19 goals and keeping a clean sheet. 

The goalkeeper has been a regular for the U18s and has also been included in the U21s’ squad on two occasions this season. 

The youngster has made a positive start to life at United and looks to have a bright future ahead of him. 

He is currently competing with Tom Wooster and Eric Hanbury for game time. 

Harrison confirmed on his Instagram that he has penned his first professional contract with United. 

Harrison is one of the future

The young goalkeeper has plenty of potential, but it is too early to talk about his first-team prospects.

There are numerous examples of United players who impressed with their performances at youth level before progressing to the senior team.

Marcus Rashford joined the club’s academy at the age of seven and he is now one of the most important players at Old Trafford.

He has netted 25 goals from 42 appearances in all competitions this season. 

Alejandro Garnacho is another example. He is only 18 years old but has made 15 Premier League appearances this term.

United have always given opportunities to their top youngsters, and Harrison will be eager to follow in their footsteps.