Charlie Savage followed in his father Robbie’s footsteps by signing his first professional contract with Manchester United.
The 17-year-old midfielder is hoping to do better than his father at Old Trafford by entering the first team as he has vowed to continue working hard to impress manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Robbie Savage failed to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils after joining the club in 1991 – instead he traveled to Leicester City, Birmingham and Blackburn while other graduates from the academy like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes continued to flourish as the famous Class of 92 ‘.
Expressing his joy at his agreement on Twitter, Savage Jnr thanked his friends and family for their support in helping him secure the contract as he set out to build a successful career at the Theater of Dreams.
Charlie Savage, left, followed in his father Robbie’s footsteps by signing professional terms at United
He hopes to do better than Savage Snr and play for the first team at Old Trafford
‘Delighted to have signed my first professional contract @MUFC. I want to thank all of my friends, family and everyone @neweraglobalsports for all of their support. The hard work continues #mufc ‘
Savage – who represented Wales at U17 level – joined United academy in July 2019 and plays as a central midfielder.
He was awarded a senior contract after playing for the Under-18s this season, scoring twice and providing five assists in 17 games.
Speaking of his United aspirations this week, Savage said he admired midfielder Scott McTominay after he managed to break through as a youngster, as well as Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams.
“The main inspiration for me is Scott – he’s the best with us. He’s coming to talk to us. He struggled in the youth team, ”he told The Sun.
Savage has impressed United’s U18s this season, providing five assists in 20-21
The 17-year-old, a young Wales star, admits he admires midfielder Scott McTominay (right)
“He hasn’t played a lot of matches, but he kept going and he proved that it’s not always the most remarkable players who make the first team.
“Sometimes it’s the players who maybe got a backseat, but they keep pushing and pushing. Scott, Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams all inspire us to improve and move forward.
Savage – who even shares the same long blonde hair his father had when he first joined United – has revealed Robbie doesn’t pressure him to succeed, and even believes he’s better in front of goal than his old man.
“My dad doesn’t tell me too much,” he added. “He leaves that to the coaches who know better!”
“He’s there if I need him, but he always emphasizes to me how important it is to play for your country – and that I should be proud of what I’ve accomplished so far.”
‘We are different. He was tenacious, although I am more of a ball player.
“I think I’m a better finisher than him too! He won’t like me to say that – but if I can have half the career he’s had, then I’ll be very happy.