The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been in scintillating form all season and ended the campaign as the division’s joint-top scorer.
McAtee raced out of the blocks back in August with successive hat-tricks against Blackburn Rovers and then Manchester United a week later.
City went on to win the PL2 title by six points.
McAtee’s form led to first team recognition for the Salford-born teenager who made six appearances during the campaign just ended.
He also won five England Under-20 caps during a stellar season, scoring twice.
Everybody at Manchester City congratulates James on this fantastic achievement.