Manchester United hand contract to young star

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David Moyes has handed academy prospect Donald Love his first professional contract with Manchester United. 

Rochdale-born Love has progressed through United's academy, and has now been rewarded for his consistent progression with a one-year-deal. David Moyes will then look at his development at the end of next season to see whether Love has done enough to achieve a second contract. 

Love has represented the Scottish U19 team after qualifying to play for Scotland through a relative. Although his preferred position is right-back, he has shown versatility whilst playing in the United youth team this season, filling in across all of the back four. 

And Love spoke of his delight at signing a new deal with the Premier League champions, after many years of playing in the youth and academy teams. 

Speaking to SNTV, Love said: "I am over the moon to have signed a professional contract with United and I know that if I continue to work hard and keep learning, anything can happen."

Love also said that he hopes to continue his form with the Scotland youth teams, after missing out on large periods of the season due to injury. 

"Hopefully I can progress with Scotland also, where injury has forced me out of recent games," Love added.


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