Phil Neville’s son Harvey has penned his first professional contract with Manchester United.
The 18-year-old, who is a defender like both dad Phil and his uncle Gary were, has signed a one-year deal with the Old Trafford side after turning 18 late last month.
Harvey broke the news on his own Instagram account, revealing that he had signed a contract.
Phil Neville’s son Harvey has penned his first professional contract with Manchester United
The 18-year-old is a defender like his dad Phil (right) was during his playing career
He said: ‘Proud to have signed my first professional contract with Manchester United.’
He continued: ‘Thank you to all my family and coaches for their support’.
His dad Phil was one of the first to comment on the post, firing off red, white and black circles – United’s colours – and adding a heart emoji at the end.
Harvey has impressed at youth level for United and has been rewarded with a one-year deal
Harvey’s latest task is to earn a place in United’s Under 23s side before aiming to break into the first-team, like his dad and uncle.
He is following in famous footsteps, with Phil having played for United, Everton and England while his uncle Gary spent his entire playing career with the Red Devils.
Both won the Premier League on numerous occasions and captured the Champions League – while Gary has gone on to a successful career as a pundit.
Both his dad Phil and uncle Gary (right) had successful careers with Manchester United
Harvey – who is also the nephew of former England netball international Tracey – could have followed a different path to Gary and Phil, having started his career at Manchester City.
He also spent time at Valencia when his dad was a coach there – with Gary also taking charge of the Spanish side for a short spell.
He went back to United in 2018 though and has also spent time with the Republic of Ireland’s youth set-up.
While he is now a defender, Harvey began in midfield before moving to a berth at right-back – like both Phil and Gary.
Harvey previously spent time with Spanish side Valencia when his dad was a coach there
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