Two sons of Man Utd icon sign first pro deals and impress Erik ten Hag | Football

Jack Fletcher is being fast-tracked into first-team training (Picture: Getty)

Darren Fletcher’s two sons have signed their first professional contracts at Manchester United, with one being fast-tracked after impressing Erik ten Hag.

Jack Fletcher and his twin brother Tyler Fletcher spent nine years at Manchester City before moving across to their dad’s former club in the summer.

The two 17-year-olds have both been handed pro deals after doing well for United U18s – with Jack in particular catching the eye of first-team boss Ten Hag.

He’s featured eight times for United U18s, scoring once and providing two assists, while the midfielder has already trained with the first-team squad this term.

Jack went viral for his FA Youth Cup performance against Derby County in December, with many United fans left in awe over his passing ability.

One of his youth teammates, Gabriele Biancheri, has previously compared him to Chelsea superstar Cole Palmer.

‘Really proud to have signed my first professional contract with Manchester United,’ Jack posted on Instagram.

Tyler Fletcher in action for Man Utd in the UEFA Youth League

Tyler Fletcher plays as a youth international for Scotland (Picture: Getty)

Tyler, who also plays as a midfielder, has not quite hit the same heights as his brother just yet but has still impressed enough to earn himself a pro contract.

Both players were born in Manchester with Tyler a Scotland youth international and Jack an England youth international.

Their dad Darren made 342 appearances for the Red Devils between 2003 and 2015 while he was capped 80 times by Scotland.

He won five Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford as well as the Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and Club World Cup.

The 40-year-old currently works for United as a ‘technical director’ but he is set to be reassigned as part of INEOS’ behind-the-scenes reshuffle.

United’s minority owners feel Fletcher’s current title is not reflective of his job and it was recently revealed that they are set to appoint Jason Wilcox in that role.


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