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Saturday 17 March 2018

United starlet chasing Premier League break to enter Trap’s plans

Daniel McDonnell and John Fallon

RISING Irish teen star Robbie Brady is on course for a contract extension at Manchester United and a possible loan move that could make him a wildcard for Euro 2012.

The midfielder has shone at Championship side Hull this season and has revealed that United have big plans for him in the New Year. Brady has a year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford and is set to step up negotiations on a new deal in January after Alex Ferguson assured him that he is part of the club's future.

His employers are also considering sending Brady (pictured) to a top flight destination for the second half of this campaign, with Wolves, Wigan and Sunderland among those interested.

The Dubliner has also been impressive for Noel King's U-21 side, and will be looking to make a late run into Giovanni Trapattoni's thoughts.

"This season has been my best yet. I'm enjoying it and hopefully it can keep getting better," said the 19-year-old.

"I get a lot of feedback from Manchester United. They come and watch me a lot on loan at Hull. I'll go back in January and see what the story is. I'm not too sure if the loan will be extended at Hull because I think there are a couple more options.

"They want to bring me back in January to discuss a contract and we'll see what the next move is then."

The former St Kevin's Boys player had a sample of the big time at United last season, being named in the League Cup squad for the victory over Wolves.

Graduating into the Red Devils first-team is the ultimate aim for Brady though a process of schooling away from Old Trafford will likely come first.

He said: "It has been brilliant for me being out on loan because I'm playing first-team football, but I want to go back in January and see what the club say about what happens next.

"I would love to push on and try to challenge for a place in the United squad. I got in a little last year, but the fact I'm playing regularly now should help.

"It would be a dream come true to play for United and that is what I want to do. The possibility of getting in and around the squad for the second half of the season would be fantastic.

"People like Darron Gibson went through the exact same as me -- playing for United and going out on loan. He's got himself into the Ireland and United's first-teams, so, hopefully, I'll follow in his footsteps."

Irish Independent

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