Charlie Savage has signed a professional contract at Manchester United, following under-18s teammate Zidane Iqbal.
Savage, 17, has been a regular for United’s table-topping under-18s side this season.
He has been rewarded for his efforts with a professional deal, which will give him a chance to progress to United’s under-23 team.
Current first team star Scott McTominay congratulated him on the news, responding ‘well done mate’ on his Instagram page, along with several of Savage’s academy teammates.
Robbie Savage’s son
Yes, Charlie Savage is Robbie Savage’s son. He is following in his dad’s footsteps by coming through the ranks at Old Trafford.
Robbie Savage was part of United’s ’92 FA Youth Cup winning team, and while he did not make the club’s first team, he went onto make more than 600 professional appearances and 39 caps for Wales.
Charlie recently became a Wales under-18 international and while his United side were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup last week, he will get one more chance to repeat his dad’s success next year as he will still be eligible.
One of this season’s best academy players
Charlie Savage fully deserves his professional contract. He has been among the team’s most consistent players throughout a very strong under-18s campaign.
He plays in central midfield and has a work rate similar to his dad, with a good eye for a pass.
Savage has two goals to his name this season along with five assists.
His versatility also saw him fill in at left-back when the team were short due to injuries.
Next season he could be promoted to the under-23s as a regular, he turns 18 next month.
Savage has a real chance to be the rare son of top footballer who actually goes onto echo or even better his dad’s succcess.
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