3 Man United youngsters who deserve game time vs Sheriff

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Man United continue their Europa League campaign tomorrow night, so we’ve decided to draw up a list of 3 Reds youngsters who deserve some minutes vs Sheriff.

Erik ten Hag’s side were jolted firmly down to earth against Real Sociedad last Thursday, with Manchester United losing 1-0. This now means the Old Trafford club find themselves trying to climb back to the top of the group. It will not be easy.

Next up is a game against Moldovan side, Sheriff. A win here is an absolute necessity, with three points here getting us right back into contention.

No doubt we’ll still see some rotation, but perhaps not as much as we would have if the Leeds game wasn’t postponed due to policing issues.

However, we’ve decided to draw up a list of 3 Man United youngsters who deserves game-time in the Europa League this season – starting with tomorrow night vs Sheriff.


Alejandro Garnacho

Alright, so this first one is pretty obvious. Alejandro Garnacho feels like someone who could be the future of this club, assuming he reaches his full potential.

We’ve not really seen much of the Argentine recently, though he did make a cameo last week against Sociedad. It’s clear that Erik ten Hag believes in the teenager’s talent and ability – so why not unleash that against Sheriff.

This is exactly the sort of game that feels perfect to hand Garnacho is full United debut. The spotlight will be away from him, while he’ll still be playing against a good team within their own right.

Zidane Iqbal

For me, Zidane Iqbal was the surprise of pre-season. We all knew that the midfielder has bags of ability and skill, though the way he translated that on the senior level so quickly was mighty impressive.

Iqbal looked right at home in the heart of United’s midfield, with Ten Hag choosing to keep the Iraq international at the club – rather than sending him out on loan.

Obviously, the path to the first team became an awful lot tougher the moment Casemiro was signed. But this feels like an opportune moment to play the 19-year-old to see what he can do.

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage’s situation is very similar to that of his close friend’s, Iqbal. United have kept the Englishman around for a reason, with Ten Hag wanting to continue to work with Robbie’s son over the course of the 2022/23 campaign.

He’s been involved in first-team training on numerous occasions since the season began, though he’s yet to play any minutes. I’d love to see Savage partner Iqbal in midfield against Sheriff tomorrow night, though I assume there’s a good chance that only one of these guys play (if either gets named in the XI).

Either way, it’ll be a great experience for both Savage and Iqbal to travel away with the lads on a European away day.

Sadly, they’ll likely be less rotation due to the cancellation of United’s game against Leeds United this weekend – but fingers crossed some of these guys get their chance to impress in this one.

Do you think we’ll see any of these guys on the field this Thursday? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. True some of the youngesters play well compared to some old players.
    When defending the ball, it makes no sense, if they then pass it wrongly most of the time. This was their main draw back of holding possession of the ball and their frquent wrong passes. They need to move forward with the ball rather than passing too much.

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