Manchester United: British South Asian trailblazer Zidane Iqbal signs new long-term contract

June 28th, 2022

Manchester United starlet Zidane Iqbal pens new long-term deal; attacking midfielder Iqbal, whose mother is Iraqi and whose father is Pakistani, is the only British South Asian ever to have played for United; the 19-year-old made his Champions League debut at Old Trafford last December
Zidane Iqbal has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new long-term contract to remain at Old Trafford.

Academy graduate Iqbal made history last December when he appeared in the Champions League game against Young Boys to become the first British South Asian to play for Manchester United.

Iqbal, who recently turned 19, came on in the closing stages of the Group F encounter, replacing England international Jesse Lingard as a late substitute.

The born and bred Mancunian, whose mother is Iraqi and whose father is Pakistani, also enjoyed his first taste of international football by turning out for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers away in Lebanon and Iraq earlier this year.

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