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Promising Ireland U21 goalkeeper signs new Man United contract

Kieran O’Hara has extended his stay at Old Trafford.

Kieran O'Hara (file pic).
Kieran O'Hara (file pic).
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IRELAND U21 GOALKEEPER Kieran O’Hara has signed a new Man United contract, the club have confirmed.

The 21-year-old has had a couple of loan stints, including a period at Morecambe last year, while he has been a regular for the Red Devils’ reserves this season.

He also featured in a few of the senior side’s Europa and Champions League squads over the past two seasons, though the youngster remains behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero in the pecking order.

He is also the first-choice goalkeeper for the Ireland U21s, who have gone on an impressive run in their recent European qualifiers.

O’Hara, who was born in Manchester but qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandparents, has put pen to paper on a deal that will run until 2020.

“Since I joined United, it has been everything I expected it to be,” he told the official club website. “The club gives you all the guidance that you need from experienced coaches to improve every single day.

“But I know that the hard work has just started and that I need to continue to listen and give everything in training and the matches we have coming up. I know I’m at the right place to continue my development as a young player and I’m thrilled to have signed a new contract.”

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