Paddy McNair made his debut for United back in September in our 2-1 win over West Ham and has gone on to play 12 games for the club in all competitions.

Yesterday, he signed a contract extension at the club which will see him stay at the club until 2017.

To make my debut for this great club earlier this season was a dream come true. I’m pleased to have signed a new contract. I have come through the Academy here and I feel I am improving my game all the time with the help of the manager, the coaching staff and my team-mates.

Louis van Gaal, who is a great believer in promoting youth, has sung the praises of the youngster.

Paddy has risen through the ranks to become an integral part of the first team squad. He has all the attributes to develop into a top player. Promoting youth players is very important both to myself and to the club and I am delighted Paddy has signed a new contract.