Brentford Football Club are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Max Haygarth from Manchester United on a contract until June 2022 with an option of a further year.
The 18-year-old will remain as part of Brentford B having worked under Neil MacFarlane since arriving at the Club in October 2020 on loan.
Max has had an impressive start to life with The Bees having made his First Team debut as a substitute in the Sky Bet Championship win away from home at Nottingham Forest on 12 December, replacing Emiliano Marcondes in the 89th minute.
The youngster has also proved an important figure for the young Bees so far this season, netting four times in 11 appearances. He scored twice in the 3-1 win away from home against Watford Under-23s in November, and he followed that up with an impressive solo effort against Charlton Athletic Under-23s in what was a 3-0 victory for Brentford B. Max was also on the scoresheet earlier today in the 3-0 win over National League side Maidenhead United.
He got his first taste of action for Neil MacFarlane’s side shortly after arriving when he came on as a second half substitute in the 6-2 win over Hendon FC in the London Senior Cup. Since then, Max has gone on to feature for the side in wins over under-23 sides from Leicester City, Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers.
Prior to joining Brentford B Max had worked his way up the youth ranks at Manchester United having joined them at the age of nine. He went on to represent both the under-18 and the under-23 sides at the Manchester club ahead of his move to West London.
Discussing Max’s permanent signing, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “We’re delighted that Max will be signing with us permanently. He has come in and made a real impression on the group, with his attitude and his quality on a daily basis. Max was highly thought of at Manchester United and he has had a fantastic football education having come through the ranks there.
“Since he has come to us it’s been our job to try and improve him and, hopefully, he can get to the levels where he can compete to train and then play for the First Team, as we saw when he made his debut against Nottingham Forest.”
Having already made his First Team debut, Neil believes there is much more to come from the youngster, and the B Team staff will continue to work with Max to continue his development.
He continued: “It’s been a quick rise, but it comes down to the fact that he’s really bought into what we are as a B Team and who we are as a Football Club. He has really good quality at the top end of the pitch, and of course, there is still a long way to go in terms of his development, but he’s already made steps which he can be really proud of. There’s much more to come from him and he has the potential to really kick on in his career.”