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First professional deal at Manchester United for Ireland U19 international Harvey Neville

The 18-year-old’s father is ex-United player Phil Neville.

Harvey Neville of Manchester United.
Harvey Neville of Manchester United.
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HARVEY NEVILLE HAS penned his first professional contract with Manchester United.

The Republic of Ireland U19 international, a son of former United player Phil Neville, says he’s “proud” to have signed professional terms with a club he first joined in 2018.

Neville was previously on the books at Manchester City, before moving on to Valencia, where his father had a spell on the coaching staff.

Despite being born in England, Neville is eligible to represent Ireland via family connections on his mother Julie’s side. He made his U19 debut in a friendly against Denmark at Sligo’s Showgrounds last October.

The 18-year-old full-back, who can also operate in midfield, will now look to break into United’s U23 side after establishing himself as a regular for the Premier League club at U18 level.

In response to the impact of Covid-19, Manchester United recently announced that all of the club’s U18 players are to be retained for next season. 

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