The end of June will mark the end of the line for a handful of Manchester United players, with Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira among those with expiring contracts.

For others, they are only just getting started. One of these is former Derby County youngster Malachi Sharpe.

The Athletic reported earlier this year United were negotiating with Derby to sign three talented teenagers from the Rams’ academy.


Sharpe was one of these and has already put pen to paper on a United contract. He underwent his first United training session this week.

Sharpe was pictured signing his United contract last month. His time at the club is now just getting started.

Sharpe will go into the under-16s next season and could be promoted to the under-18s if he performs well.

But the 2022/23 season is more likely the one where Sharpe will begin

He could be joined in United’s academy by former Derby teammates Sekou Kaba, and James Scanlon.

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