It’s always interesting to see a promising teenager make a senior appearance for their country before playing for their club, but that was the situation that Ethan Galbraith found himself in last year.
He’s been a standout at youth level for Northern Ireland all the way up from U17, but it was still a shock when he made his senior debut with Luxembourg last year.
It shows that he’s a young player who clearly had a big future in the game, and the Red Devils have moved to tie him down to a long term deal. He’s agreed on a new deal which will keep him at Man United until 2023 at least, but the club confirms they do have the option to extend that by a further year.
He did make his debut for the Red Devils in the UEL later last year, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be getting many opportunities in the team this year. Red Devils press release confirms he’ll look to improve his talents behind the scenes so it looks like he will simply be a part of the U23 team for now.
That will only help his development to a certain degree, so it could make sense to send him out on loan in January to a lower league club to give him some first-team experience.