Jacob Carney, who was on loanee at Stocksbridge Park Steels has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. The son of Steels legend Andrew Carney, Jacob has massive potential and showed last season while on loan at Stocksbridge.
The 19-year-old, who has trained with the first team on occasion in the past season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made the announcement on his own Twitter page, as United complete a series of contract extensions ahead of the summer.
Carney also spent part of last season on loan with non-league outfit Stockbridge Park Steels, the club at which Leicester’s Jamie Vardy started his career. Carney also made just a solitary appearance for United’s Under-23s in the 2019/20 season.
During the 2017/18 season, Carney stayed at his own school rather than continuing his education at Ashton-on-Mersey as he was taken on as an Academy student. In the following campaign, he made seven appearances between the sticks for Neil Ryan’s side and is good with his feet as well as his hands.
He recently posted a thank you message to the Steels management and players:
I’d like to thank Stocksbridge and Chis Hilton for the opportunity that they have given me this season to help with the development of my game. The lads have been amazing on and off the pitch. It’s been a great experience. All the best boys Red heart Stay safe everyone