Manchester United trailblazer Zidane Iqbal leaves Old Trafford and joins Dutch side FC Utrecht

Zidane Iqbal completes his transfer from Manchester United to Dutch side FC Utrecht; Iqbal, 20, spent more than a decade at Man Utd and featured on the bench 7 times in the Premier League last term; Iqbal is the first British South Asian to play for Man UtdAcademy graduate Iqbal, 20, has joined the Dutch outfit after they reached agreement with Man Utd over the transfer last week.

Iqbal made history in December 2021 when he appeared in the Champions League clash with Young Boys to become the first British South Asian to play for Manchester United. He is also thought to be the first Iraqi-heritage player to turn out for United.

The Mancunian appeared on United’s Premier League bench on 7 occasions last season after impressing during their pre-season tour as well as on their trip to Dubai during the mid-season break.Iqbal, whose mother is Iraqi and father is Pakistani, spent more than a decade at United, starting out at one of the club’s development squads before playing in every age-group and going on to represent the first team in the Champions League.

Iqbal is now a fully-fledged Iraq international but was unable to play for Pakistan at the time due to a FIFA ban for third-party interference, although their international status has now been reinstated.