Zidane Iqbal has signed pro terms with Manchester United.
Iqbal, 17, has not played for the Under-18s since December but is expected to regain fitness soon and United rate the attacking midfielder so highly they wanted to tie down Iqbal on a professional deal to oversee his development.
United intend to promote Iqbal to the Under-23 squad next season as he turns 18 later this month.
Iqbal's representatives, Base Soccer, tweeted: "Many congratulations to Zidane Iqbal, who has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. Well done Zee!"
United do not intend to formally announce Iqbal's extension, says the Manchester Evening News.