Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United.
The deal will keep the midfielder at Old Trafford until 2015 and is a reward for an outstanding start to the season which would almost certainly have seen him win his first England cap against Holland had the game not been called off.
One of the substitutes who transformed the Community Shield clash with Manchester City, Cleverley then started four successive Premier League games, including the impressive home victories over Tottenham and Arsenal, before suffering ligament damage to his foot at Bolton last month.
Since then, the 22-year-old has been sidelined, although manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to have the Basingstoke-born player back for Saturday's trip to Liverpool.
"Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game," said Ferguson.
"For a young boy, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a fine future ahead of him.