Rhys Bennett has just signed a new contract for Manchester United… so just who is he? Find out everything you need to know about him right here.

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Rhys Bennett signs new Manchester United contract

Rhys Bennett is one of Manchester United’s most exciting academy talents, so much so he’s been rewarded by the club with a new contract…

Who is Rhys Bennett?

Rhys Joseph Wright Bennett is a professional footballer who plays for Manchester United.

Bennett currently features for the academy sides, but after a string of fine performances, he has caught the eye of manager Erik ten Hag, who has rewarded him with a new contract, which could lead to future opportunities in the first-team squad.

Bennett featured 14 times for United in 2022/23. He was also named on the bench for the Premier League fixture against Nottingham Forest back in December 2022.

Where and when was Rhys Bennett born?

Bennett was born on the 30th of October 2003 in Denton, Greater Manchester. His nationality is English.

Bennett has spent the entirety of his footballing career at Manchester United. He was captain of the under-18s and has since made the step up featuring for both the under-21s.

Bennett officially joined the Red Devils ranks on the 1st of Jul 2020, graduating from the academy.

He hasn’t yet featured at any level for the national side.

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What position does Rhys Bennett play?

Bennett is a centre-back. It’s worth mentioning Bennetts’s height is 6ft 1 inches.

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How good is Rhys Bennett?

Bennett is emerging as a fantastic up-and-coming centre-back.

A very physical player, Bennett leads from the back and has natural-born leadership qualities. He has everything in him to become a fantastic future captain.

He featured for 45 minutes in Manchester United’s pre-season win over Leeds, before an injury denied him a place on the US tour.

Bennett wore the armband in United’s run to the FA Youth Cup trophy title, even scoring at Old Trafford in the final. Check out some of his best bits below.

Rhys Bennett Man Utd stats

Here are the stats for Bennett thus far at Manchester United, sourced from Transfermarkt.

Premier League: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Champions League: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
FA Cup: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
EFL Cup: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Academy: Games: 59, Goals: 3, Assists: 1

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