Man Utd sign an extension with Mengi on loan at Derby

Wed 17 March 2021 | 18:31

The Red Devils have put pen to paper for a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Teden Mengi who is away on a loan deal at Derby County.

Teden Mengi

, who had his debut for

Manchester United

in the 2019-2020

Europa League

clash against LASK Linz, has signed a contract that will keep him until 2024. His deal also has a 12 months additional option.

Wayne Rooney

, once the United legend and the current


boss, relied on his connection with his former club to bring the 18-year-old to Pride Park where he can have more game time in the



He has played in six games since joining Derby and was named man of the match by supporters on social media following a clean sheet against


in March.

Rooney hailed him for his impressive performance on

Rams TV


"I have tried a three at the back few times, but tonight was the best we performed it.

"Teden Mengi was excellent in the middle of the three centre-backs and I thought Craig Forsyth - his first game for a while - did well and Kelle Roos was excellent in goal."

United made a statement, reading:

"Manchester United is delighted to announce that Teden Mengi has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until June 2024, with the option to extend for a further year.

"The England Under-19 international has captained United throughout the age groups and has been regularly praised for his mentality."

source: SportMob