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Zidane Iqbal signs new long-term contract with Man U

Zidane Iqbal

 

Zidane Iqbal has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new long-term contract to remain at Old Trafford.

Academy graduate Iqbal 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.

Iqbal, who recently turned 19, came on in the closing stages of the Group F encounter, replacing England international Jesse Lingard as a late substitute.

The born and bred Mancunian, whose mother is Iraqi and whose father is Pakistani, also enjoyed his first taste of international football by turning out for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers away in Lebanon and Iraq earlier this year.

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News of Iqbal’s new contract comes as United are close to agreeing a deal with Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

De Jong played under new United boss Erik ten Hag at Ajax and was part of the squad that completed the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup double during the 2018/19 campaign, as well as reaching the Champions League semi-finals.

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