Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson hopes to establish himself in the Manchester United first team after agreeing a three-year contract extension with last term's Premier League champions.
The 21-year-old, who started nine matches last season, including the Carling Cup Final victory against Tottenham, will remain at Old Trafford until at least June 2012.
"I'm very happy to commit my future to United," Gibson 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."
Boss Sir Alex Ferguson added: "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."