Ethan Laird puts pen to paper.

New contracts for Under-23s duo

Tuesday 25 February 2020 12:30

Manchester United youngsters Ethan Laird and Paul Woolston have signed new contracts with the club.

Laird, who has been with the Reds since the age of 10, is one of seven Academy graduates to make their first-team debut this season.

The defender made his senior bow in the Europa League tie against Astana and also featured against AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford in December.

The deal will keep Ethan at the club until June 2023, with the option to extend for a further year.

Goalkeeper Paul Woolston signs a new contract.

Woolston, who joined United in 2018, signs a one-year extension as he looks to continue his development with the club.

The North Shields-born goalkeeper has previously represented England at Under-17 and Under-18 level.

Both players have been part of Neil Wood’s Under-23s side this season. United sit second in the league having won 13 out of 16 games this season.

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