Yong and talented England U-18 star Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract as a Manchester United player.
The highly rated star, who has been with the Red Devils’ youth team since the age of six signed his contract on Wednesday.
Gomes made his first senior team debut for the Red Devils last season at the age of 16 while becoming the youngest player to play for Manchester United since Duncan Edwards in 1953.
The England under-18 skipper led the Young Lions to victory at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup title this year at India.
United broke the news via their official website and it reads:
“Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract with the club”
The highly rated star also expressed his feeling after signing the contract when he said:
“Manchester United has always been a big part of my life. I have been with the club since the age of six and it was a proud moment for me when I made my first team debut”.
“This club is renowned for giving home grown players opportunities to progress into the first team and that was a major factor in me signing my first professional contract at this great club”.
“I am still young but am looking forward to continuing my development with the help of the coaching staff and I will take every opportunity that comes my way.”
Mourinho has promised to give the youth team an opportunity at the senior team level after seeing the enormous quality they possess.
The Academy team has been busy recruiting young talents in recent months, signing the likes of Tahith Chong, Charlie McCann and Aliou Traore.