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McGoldrick latest to commit to United

13 June 2020

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Ahead of the Premier League restarting, a third influential member of Chris Wilder's squad has committed their long-term future to the Blades.

After skipper Billy Sharp and vice-captain Ollie Norwood agreed new deals earlier this week, it can now be confirmed that David McGoldrick has penned an extension, meaning he's now contracted at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2022.

Upon putting pen-to-paper, the 32-year-old, who joined on a free transfer following his release by Ipswich Town at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, remarked: "There's nowhere else I'd rather be spending the next two years, so I'm over the moon to sign this extension and remain a part of this fantastic journey the club is on.

"As everyone has seen, this is a club that rewards and ties down those players that have contributed heavily to the success it's enjoyed so I'm delighted the gaffer sees me in the same bracket as Billy, Ollie and before that Enda and Flecky. I'd like to thank the gaffer and the board for getting this sorted so quickly and smoothly.

"This is a strange and horrible time for everyone, in all walks of life, and it's been tough. But the good news is coming back out of the club and I'm really pleased to have committed my future.

"It all starts again at Villa and that will be a tough first game back. It's going to be different to normal in a lot of respects, but we believe we're 100 per cent ready and as we've proved on numerous occasions that we're a match for anyone."

Nottingham-born McGoldrick scored on his United debut in a friendly against Inter Milan and was consistently an instrumental figure in his first season as a Blade, scoring 15 times in 45 second tier appearances as United finished second to Norwich City and deservedly won promotion to the top-flight.

His form at Championship level also earned him a recall by Mick McCarthy, his old boss in Suffolk, for the Republic of Ireland and the forward has been a regular for his country since returning to the international scene in March 2019.

This term, McGoldrick has continued to play a key role for both club and country, impressing in the Premier League, whilst netting a crucial goal at the Aviva Stadium against Switzerland. Comfortable in a host of offensive positions, the experienced marksman was cruelly denied his first top-flight goal against Tottenham, after VAR adjudged John Lundstram was marginally offside in the build-up.

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