Rhys Bennett has signed a professional contract with Manchester United.
The 18-year-old academy defender posted a message on Instagram, saying his ‘hard work starts now’, with the expectation that he will get more games under his belt for the U21s over the next 12 months.
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Bennett has been playing for the U18s for the last two seasons, but now it’s now time to move a step closer to the first-team.
As seen this season, Bennett can play at right back as well as centre-back, making him a versatile defender coming through the ranks.
The youngster has already made two appearances for the U23s this season but he could be set for more, with Teden Mengi sent out on loan.