“The FA Youth Cup game against Chelsea was really memorable for me last season, and training with the first-team was another proud moment,” reflected Manning.
Already hard at work and looking to continue his rise in 2022/23, Manning started for the Hornets’ first-team in their opening pre-season game against Cambridge United, sharing the midfield with Dan Gosling and Tom Dele-Bashiru in the first half.
With childhood friends Shaq Forde and Ryan Andrews also signing professional terms over the summer, Manning expressed his pride at the trio succeeding at Watford over the last decade.
He said: “Ryan and Shaq have been like my brothers from very young so to grow up with them and to have all signed our contracts now is an amazing feeling. Hopefully there’s much more to come from all of us.”