Hibernian teenager Sam Stanton has signed a new three-year contract
Promising Hibs youngster Sam Stanton has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract.
Last Updated: 04/09/12 2:21pm
The 18-year-old made his debut at the start of the year and has forced his way into Pat Fenlon's first-team plans with some impressive cameos.
When quizzed on his future at Easter Road, Stanton revealed he once rejected the advances of Manchester United in order to stay in Scotland.
Stanton said: "They asked me down for a trial when I was with Hutchie Vale just before I came to Hibs. I didn't go, partly because I'm a Hibs fan and partly because I was so young. Then I came to Hibs when I was 12 and really enjoyed it, so I made the right choice.
"Signing this contract is a massive achievement for me and I'm delighted. Hopefully I can enjoy a good few years here with Hibs.
"I've been working hard in the gym after training and I've also been doing some boxing sessions.
"Playing first-team football is a big difference to playing for the youth team because of the level of physicality. But I'm growing all the time and I feel I'm getting stronger, so hopefully I'll get there soon."