Malacia becomes Ten Hag's first Man Utd signing

Malacia becomes Ten Hag's first Man Utd signing

Tyrell Malacia has become the first signing of Erik ten Hag's Manchester United reign after the left-back completed a £14.7m move from Feyenoord.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option to extend for a further year.

United agreed a package with the Eredivisie side last week worth around an initial £13m, with a further £1.7m in add-ons and a potential sell-on clause.

United accelerated their interest in the Netherlands international in an attempt to beat off competition from French club Lyon.

Malacia is a talent Ten Hag knows well, having heavily scouted him as Ajax head coach. He fits the profile of player the Dutchman wants at Old Trafford and the manager believes he will specifically improve United in transition phases.

Malacia appeals to Ten Hag given his speed, positional awareness, high interception rate, and ability to attack space.

There is credence at Carrington that he has the tools to become an elite full-back and can develop into precisely that under the 52-year-old's guidance.