Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett signs new deal

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett
Tyler Blackett made his Man Utd debut against Swansea on the opening day of the season

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has signed a new contract until June 2017, with the option to extend for a further year.

Blackett has made 10 appearances for United since making his debut against Swansea at the start of the season.

"I'm thrilled. I've supported United all my life. To make my debut this season was a dream come true," said the 20-year-old academy graduate.

Louis van Gaal said Blackett has potential to become "a great defender".

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