It seems that Louis van Gaal has struck another deal during the deadline day at the end of the January transfer window in England, in a recent interview with the Press Association, he revealed that defender Paddy McNair has put pen to paper on a new contract at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal said:
“Paddy McNair, now, is coming from out of the youth, he has extended his contract, so he is a Manchester United player.”
The news comes the day after Paddy McNair put in a man-of-the-match performance against Cambridge United in the FA Cup Fourth Round replay, which Manchester United won 3-0.
Fantastic news, as McNair surely is the future of United’s defence, whether that be in central, or at right-back.
In a recent interview, McNair admits he will “play anywhere” for Manchester United.
After the Cambridge United match, McNair said:
“I don’t think we’ve won the FA Cup for 11 years, which is surprising, he told MUTV. “We can win any competition and I’m sure the lads will want to win this one.
“When we play teams at Old Trafford, we tend to have more of the ball whereas, away from home, teams try to get on top of you and it’s different. Every game will be a tough one at this stage of the competition.
“I think in the first half tonight, we could have maybe kept the ball a little bit better but, in the second half, we kept it throughout the half and it was a comfortable night. The lads are happy and we’re all looking forward to the next round.”
McNair produced an impressive display in Tuesday’s win at Old Trafford, and said, while United were lucky to avoid an early setback, he may have found the net himself when his volley was blocked.
“Anything can happen in the FA Cup, I’m just glad their striker hit the post early on
“I’ll play anywhere – if I’m asked to play up front, I’ll play up front. I’m just enjoying the experience.
“I thought my shot was going in, and it was actually one of my good friends, Cameron McGeehan, who cleared it off the line, so I’m not going to let him forget about that one! We spoke a bit before the game and I didn’t give much away, but it was good to play against him.”