Noam Emeran wants to repay Manchester United after the club signed him to a new contract.
The French winger signed a new contract with United which will run until 2024, with an option to extend to 2025, the club confirmed.
It is a huge show of faith from United in the 19-year-old, whose deal was set to expire this summer. The club were not ready to give up on him just yet. The Guardian had claimed Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen were both interested in signing him.
Emeran wants to repay Manchester United
Emeran sent a message out on Instagram thanking the club for showing faith in him. Appreciative of the fact his spell at the club has seen plenty of ups and downs, Emeran wants to repay Manchester United for extending his contract.
Even though he could have landed a move to another top European club, United are the club where Emeran wants to be. It would not be a surprise if Erik ten Hag gives him a chance in pre-season, to see what he is capable of.
Emeran still has work to do to be first-team ready, but he has a lot of so far untapped potential which Manchester United remain hopeful he can fulfill.
Now 19, Emeran has lost some time to injury during his spell at Manchester United, but the club have seen enough to believe there is a talent in there worth being patient with.
Noam Emeran: The story so far
January 2019: Emeran signed for United from Amiens. The Sun reported United beat competition from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
2019/20: Emeran’s first season at United was a write-off due to injury. While the campaign was cut short, he did not make his under-18s debut until the following season.
2020/21: Emeran started playing consistently for United’s under-18s side and made a strong impression. This included two assists in a 4-3 win over Liverpool. He scored five goals and provided six assists in 16 games, and was also called up to make his under-23s debut, playing five times. His season was cut short in the final month due to injury.
2021/22: The young winger began the season injured and only made three substitute appearances for the under-23s in the first half of the campaign. Emeran has since kicked on, re-establishing himself as a regular starter, shaking off his injury troubles to feature in 11 consecutive league games. He scored two goals, including a strike at Old Trafford against Arsenal. He has also trained with the first team.