Six Man Utd youngsters sign pro deals

Six Manchester United youngsters have signed pro contracts.

Six Manchester United youngsters have signed pro contracts.

Pierluigi Gollini, Tyler Blackett (pictured), Luke McCullough, Luke Hendrie and Tom Lawrence have all graduated from United's Academy set-up, while Reece James (younger brother of former Red Matty) signs following a successful trial period.

Blackett, Hendrie and McCullough were regulars for the Under-18s last term and featured heavily in the Reds' run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals.

Goalkeeper Gollini and forward Lawrence, meanwhile, endured frustrating seasons due to injury, although both returned to full fitness before the end of the 2011/12 campaign.

James, who featured in the Under-18s' final game of last season, has previously spent time with Blackburn and Preston North End's Academies.

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