Man Utd defender Marc Jurado, 17, signs first professional contract as Solskjaer continues to build team for future

MANCHESTER UNITED youngster Marc Jurado has signed his first ever professional contract with the Red Devils.

The Spanish right-back, 17, has put pen to paper on a long-term deal having joined from Barcelona last summer.

Jurado only turned 17 this month.

He rejected a three-year deal at Barca last year meaning United only paid the Catalans a small fee for his services.

Jurado has shone for United's Under-18s this season and is on course to win the U18 Premier League title in his first campaign in England.

United sit three points clear of rivals Manchester City and Liverpool with two games left, although City have two games in hand.

Jurado uploaded a snap of him signing the deal on Tuesday afternoon while beaming from ear to ear.

And he captioned the post: "Delighted to have signed my first professional contract with @manchesterunited.

"Also I would like to thank all my family, my friends and everyone for all their support."

Jurado is the latest youngster to sign a new contract with the club as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer builds for the future.

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Fellow academy stars Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri, Anthony Elanga and Zidane Iqbal who have all signed new contracts in 2020.

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes admitted he often argues with his United team-mates about who is the GOAT – Cristiano Ronaldo or Pele.

The Portuguese playmaker, 26, revealed compatriot Ronaldo is his No1.

But he joked it's a sensitive subject in the Old Trafford dressing room.

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