Manchester United youth prospect Sonny Aljofree has signed his first professional contract at the club.

Sonny Aljofree was part of Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup winning squad in 2022/23 and has now signed his first professional deal with the club.

He wrote on Instagram: “Very proud moment for me and my family to sign my first professional contract with @manchesterunited 🔴🙌 The hard work continues!”

Sonny Aljofree signs professional contract

Sonny Aljofree, 18, is a centre-back who featured played for both the under-18s and under-21s this season.

Aljofree made 23 appearances in all competitions, and scored twice for the under-21s.

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He follows in the footsteps of his dad Hasny Aljofree, who began his career in Manchester United’s academy in the mid-90s.

While he never cracked United’s first team, he went onto play 250 professional games at professional level in the Football League, including more than 100 for Plymouth Argyle.

Sonny Aljofree, 18, made three appearances as a substitute during Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup victory last season.

He was one of three players selected for a loan deal to Altrincham in January along with Maxi Oyedele and Joe Hugill, although he did not make an appearance.

United still have high hopes for the teenager’s development, as seen by his loan deal, and Aljofree will hope to establish himself as a regular starter at under-21 level next season.

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