Ethan Galbraith


A Northern Ireland youngster who has signed professional forms with United.

Galbraith has represented his country at Under-17 level in the European Championship and, as one of the youngest boys in the group, looked force his way into coach Kieran McKenna's plans in his first season in England. After representing Linfield in his homeland, he impressed during a trial at the Aon Training Complex and was signed in the summer of 2017. The defensive midfielder was initially spotted by United scout Tony Coulter. After Galbraith arrived at the club, the youngster helped the Reds win the Under-18 Premier League North title, with his explosive drive against Manchester City effectively sealing top spot in the division. It also won United's Goal-of-the-Month award for April. A talented midfielder, he made 15 appearances in total (10 as a starter) and also impressed in the national final against Chelsea against more physically powerful opponents. His time as a second-year scholar saw him nail down a regular place as an important figure in the middle of the park. He amassed 25 appearances in all (21 as a starter) and scored four times for Neil Ryan's boys. On 5 September 2019, after holding his own in the Under-23s side, he was handed a senior Northern Ireland debut by coach Michael O'Neill, as a late substitute in a friendly win against Luxembourg at Windsor Park.

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Jonny Evans celebrates a goal for Northern Ireland.

Recent Northern Irish Reds Article

With Ethan Galbraith making his international debut, we reflect on our last five players to represent Northern Ireland.

Ethan Galbraith

Galbraith: International debut felt 'unreal' Article

United Academy midfielder Ethan Galbraith reacts to his first senior action with Northern Ireland.

United youngsters celebrate scoring a goal against Rangers in the SuperCupNI.

United see off Rangers in SuperCupNI Article

Read our report and reaction from Neil Wood as the young Reds eased to victory with two goals in each half in Coleraine.

Arnau Puigmal chats with coach Quinton Fortune out in Austria.

United youngsters hard at work in Austria Article

The Reds' Under-23s and Under-18s are embracing a pre-season training camp near Vienna.

Dylan Levitt scores a penalty for United's Under-18s against Man City

Under-18s: Man City 2 United 2 Article

The Reds twice come from behind to grab an away point in the Academy derby.

Dion McGhee grabs the winner.

McGhee grabs injury-time winner for U18s Article

All the goals came in the closing stages as United secured a valuable 2-1 victory against Wolves at St George's Park.

Lee O'Connor

Young Reds out on international duty Article

19 players who have competed at U18 and U23 level this term are in action for their countries' under-age teams.

United's Under-18s celebrate another goal.

U18s: United 3 Newcastle 0 Article

Neil Ryan's youngsters earned a fourth successive win thanks to first-half goals from Galbraith (2) and Traore.

Ethan Galbraith looks to start an attack in training.

Under-18s set to face Celtic Article

United's youngsters will kick off SuperCup:NI with a high-profile friendly against Celtic.

Ethan Galbraith signing a contract alongside Nicky Butt.

Big step for Galbraith Article

Ethan Galbraith caps an impressive season at United by signing his first professional contract.

U18s seal northern title Article

A 2-1 victory in the mini-derby over Manchester City clinches the championship for the young Reds.

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