Official: Zidane signs Manchester United contract until 2025

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Manchester United starlet Zidane Iqbal has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Zidane announced via his Twitter account that he has extended his contract with Manchester United.

Manchester United have also announced he has signed a contract with the club until 2025 with an option to extend for another year.

Writing on social media after signing a new contract, Iqbal said: “Delighted to have extended my stay at this wonderful club. Praise be to God.”

The 19 year old attacking midfielder, whose mother is Iraqi and whose father is Pakistani, is the only British South Asian ever to have played for United.

He made history last December when he appeared in the Champions League game against Young Boys to become the first British South Asian to play for Manchester United.

Zidane Iqbal

Zidane Iqbal came on in the closing stages of the Group F encounter, replacing England international Jesse Lingard as a late substitute.

He enjoyed his first taste of international football by turning out for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers away in Lebanon and Iraq earlier this year.

He has now made two World Cup qualifying appearances after opting to represent the country of his mother’s birth.

Zidane Iqbal will be hoping to secure a place in Manchester United’s pre-season tour and gain valuable game time under Erik ten Hag.

Iqbal first joined the United Academy aged nine and is highly rated at the club.

He signed his first professional contract in April last year and was part of Erik ten Hag’s first-team training squad yesterday.

In 24 appearances for the Manchester United academy sides last season, Iqbal, who has the versatility to play out wide or in a deeper midfield role, scored four goals and laid on one assist.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign Frenkie de Jong for €85million.