David de Gea has shown his support to Manchester United youngster Dermot Mee after he signed a new deal.

Dermot Mee shared the news via Instagram that he has put pen to paper on a new contract extension.

United signed Mee from Walsall’s academy as a youngster, and he has been building up experience at under-18s and under-21 level.

Mee spent time in the USA on pre-season with United’s first team squad, adding to the depth of the goalkeeper department.

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Dermot Mee signs new deal

Manchester United also confirmed the news Mee signed a new contract. The goalkeeper is rated highly and is a Northern Ireland under-21 international.

Mee has not yet played for Manchester United’s first team, but he is a player the Red Devils evidently still see future potential in.

Mee signing a new deal was welcomed by his colleagues, and former teammate David de Gea.

The Spaniard, still a free agent, reached out to Mee via Instagram to congratulate him on his new contract.

What’s next for Mee

Dermot Mee has yet to play for the under-21s this season, with younger prospect Elyh Harrison selected.

This could be a case of United signing Mee to a contract extension before going out on loan.

Mee has previously had short term loan deals at non-league clubs. Now 21, he may be optimistic of landing an even bigger move before the upcoming transfer deadline.