April 19, 2021

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Charlie Savage signs his first professional contract with Manchester United

Former Welsh international Robbie Savage’s son Charlie, 17, signed his first professional contract with Manchester United.

Robbie went through the youth setup at Old Trafford in the early 1990s, but despite his own professional contract, he never made a senior appearance for the club before leaving for Crewe Alexandra in 1994.

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Savage never played for United | PAUL ELLIS / Getty Images

Following in his father’s footsteps is his son Charlie, who took Twitter to express his joy at putting pen to paper on a senior contract with United.

“Delighted to have signed my first professional contract with Manchester United,” he wrote. “The hard work continues.”

The Wales youth international has been at the heart of United’s Under-18 setup this season. He has managed 19 appearances in all competitions so far and has even contributed with two goals and five assists from the midfielder.

Savage has impressed United coaches this season and he recently confessed to The Sun that he is looking to follow other academy graduates like Scott McTominay into the senior setup in the near future.

“The main inspiration for me is Scott – he’s the best with us,” Savage said. “He’s coming to talk to us. He struggled in the youth team.

Scott McTominay
Savage wants to follow McTominay in the first team | Marc Atkins / Getty Images

“He hasn’t played a lot of matches, but he kept going and he proved that it’s not always the most remarkable players who make the first team. Sometimes it was the players who were able to get a backseat, but they keep pushing and pushing.

“Scott, Marcus Rashford and also Brandon Williams inspire us all to improve and move forward.”

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