Manchester United wonderkid sends message after signing first professional contract and could win title today

Shea Lacey is highly-rated at Old TraffordShea Lacey is highly-rated at Old Trafford
Shea Lacey is highly-rated at Old Trafford | @shealacey10
Man Utd teenager Shea Lacey has been rewarded with a new contract and could celebrate a Premier League title today.

Manchester United wonderkid Shea Lacey shared his delight after he signed his first professional contract with the club this week.

The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting young players in the club’s academy system and has seen his progress rewarded with a deal to reflect his enormous potential.

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Lacey was always expected to sign a new deal after his 17th birthday and is understood to have signed a five-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2029 at the very least.

Taking to social media after the deal was complete, Lacey wrote: “Proud moment for me and my family signing my first professional contract at this club.”

After an extensive injury lay-off, Lacey trained with the first-team for the first time last week and returned to action at the weekend as a substitute in the U18s 4-2 win over Stoke City.

The 17-year-old could celebrate his return in style with a league title to match. United will be confirmed as U18 Premier League champions if they defeat Wolves on Tuesday afternoon.

Lacey is one of a number of teenagers who could be given a chance in the first weeks of pre-season when many senior players are away at the European Championship in Germany.

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