Darron Gibson Agrees Three-Year Contract Extension At Manchester United

The youngster has committed himself to a future at Old Trafford...
Darron Gibson has today inked a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until at least 2012. The Republic of Ireland international is keen to use the new contract as a spur to challenge for a regular first team place with the champions next season.

"I am very happy to commit my future to United," the midfielder told United's official website.

"Last season I enjoyed every opportunity and when I got my chance I wanted to prove what I could do. I hope to continue that this season."

Red Devils manager Alex Ferguson was also pleased to have secure the player's future, adding, "Darron was one of the young players who emerged last season as a United first-team player.

"His appearance ratio did not really reflect the high regard in which we hold him, as he has constantly worked hard to challenge for a first team spot."

Gibson, born in Derry in Northern Ireland, switched his allegiance to the Republic at Under-17 level. He has won five full caps with Giovanni Trapattoni's men.

Zack Wilson, Goal.com