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Tyrell Malacia hails ‘tremendous’ Erik ten Hag as Manchester United boss makes first signing

Tyrell Malacia Holland June 2022

Manchester United have announced the signing of Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and he becomes Erik ten Hag’s first summer signing.

The 22-year-old has penned a contract until June 2026, with the option to extend for a further year. The Dutch defender arrived in the county on Sunday and personal terms were agreed before the player passed a medical.

The deal has cost United £12.9m rising to £14.6m. And Malacia has been signed in time to make the club’s pre-season tour.

Malacia was on the verge of joining Lyon, before Manchester United muscled in on the deal

Malacia told the club’s website: “It’s an incredible feeling to have joined Manchester United. This is a new chapter for me, a new league with new team-mates and a tremendous manager [Erik ten Hag] leading us.

“I know from playing against his teams in the Eredivisie, the qualities that he has and what he demands of his players.

“Whilst I know that I am still young and will continue to develop, I can promise the United fans that I will leave everything on the pitch every time I pull on the red shirt. I’ll always be thankful to Feyenoord for all they have given to me and my family.

Tyrell Malacia is ‘exciting and dynamic’

“None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for them. Now I’m ready to focus on the future with United, and help my new club achieve success.”

United’s football director John Murtough added: “Tyrell is an exciting, dynamic young footballer with excellent experience for his age, including five seasons in the Eredivisie, a European final and full international honours for the Netherlands.

“We look forward to seeing him continue to develop under the guidance of Erik ten Hag and his coaching team in the years ahead.

“Everyone at Manchester United welcomes Tyrell to the club.”