Manchester United’s Premier League season has drawn to its close. Under Jose Mourinho, it’s definitely fair to say that the Old Trafford faithful expected better success domestically. However, that pain has been offset as we’re currently in a Europa League final, with a spot at a Champions League place that way.
In our last league game against Crystal Palace, the manager turned to the youth system at the Theatre of Dreams. One of the goals came courtesy of a sweet individual effort from Josh Harrop – a 21-year-old striker who has been at the club for years now.
Now, according to the Manchester Evening News, the young man is all set to put pen to paper on a new deal with Manchester United. It is thought that the deal had already been principally agreed before his debut, after spending pretty much the whole season in the reserves.
This is a man who knows the club inside out and has scored goals galore at youth level. The report says that the extension should keep him at the club for a further year, with the player harbouring hopes of long-term success as a Red Devil.
It’s always brilliant to see the younger lads succeed, but as of right now, I’m just not sure where Harrop would fit in, in the long-term. Marcus Rashford is a few years younger and has already established himself in the system, even Anthony Martial is a week younger than the Stockport-born striker.
I’m of the opinion that a loan move away would be in his best interests at this point in time, hopefully, to a Premier League side who can offer him regular game time. Then, after that year, it would be wise to re-assess and see exactly where he is at.