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Manchester United have officially announced they have rewarded Zak Dearnley with a long-term deal with the club.
Two-footed Dearnley, capable of playing on either wing, moved from Penistone to Manchester at the age of 13 and initially struggled with living away from home at such a young age, to the point where he considered quitting.
19, Dearnley stuck it out, however, and progressed through the youth ranks until signing a professional deal at United in 2015. His ascent through the ranks has been hampered by injuries, with hamstring troubles limiting him to just 19 appearances in the season of 2017/18.
The versatile winger who can also operate as a winger and a forward he will be looking to impress when the Premier League 2 begins.
An official statement reads: Zak Dearnley has signed a new contract with Manchester United, as he prepares for the new season with Ricky Sbragia’s Under-23s squad.