Manchester United goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract ahead of the January transfer window. The Red Devils had offered him an extension in the summer and have now rewarded his performance with a deal running on to 2020.

O'Hara's agent confirmed that the 21-year-old had agreed to new terms at United's Carrington training complex on Friday in an Instagram post. Academy head Nicky Butt was present while the promising player put pen to paper.

O'Hara joins a growing list of goalkeepers who have signed new terms at United in the last 18 months, taking the count to four. Sam Johnstone, who is yet to get into the first-team squad, signed a deal until 2018 and is currently on a season-long loan at Aston Villa, while Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira's deals were extended until 2021 in the summer.

Meanwhile, highly-rated youth teamer Angel Gomes, 17, signed his first professional United contract earlier this week and midfielder Scott McTominay committed to United back in October.

David de Gea's contract with the Red Devils expires in 2019 but United have an option to extend it for another year, till 2020. However, England Under-20 World Cup winner Dean Henderson, currently on loan at Shrewsbury, is out of contract at the end of the season.

De Gea has hit the headlines following his brilliant performance against Arsenal at the Emirates and has been hailed as the best goalkeeper in the world. His prominence has attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid, who have been heavily linked with a move for the Spaniard.

When MUTV asked De Gea for his reaction to being hailed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he said: "Of course, you feel really proud when people think this about you. It's really good, but I like to keep my focus, keep working hard and doing my best."

"To be fair, when you are really young, you don't think about the future too much, you just want to play with your friends. When you get older, you start to dream about being there, about being at a top team, so of course it's a dream to be at a team like Manchester United."

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