Manchester United have added six faces to their Champions League squad ahead of tonight’s game vs Young Boys.
Manchester United’s mantra has always been focused around developing the next generation. From Marcus Rashford to Mason Greenwood, with a little Scott McTominay in between, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to continue that work.
I’m pleased to report Ralf Rangnick has made a living out of getting the absolute maximum from young players. I’m looking forward to seeing how the likes of Anthony Elanga and Amad Diallo get on under the astute German.
Well, ahead of our Champions League game against Young Boys tonight, six youngsters have been added to our Champions League squad – and they could play vs the Swiss side tonight.
Bjorn Hardley, Charlie Savage, Charlie Wellens, Sam Mather, Zidane Iqbal and Shola Shoretire have all been added, the Manchester Evening News report.
Shoretire is the only one of those who has already made his United European debut, so if all of these guys feature in the squad, as many as five debuts could be given this evening. I’ll be surprised if that actually happens, mind, one or two feels far more likely.
Savage, is the son of Robbie, turned professional early this year and he’s massively thought of by the coaching staff at Old Trafford.
Hardley, a Dutchman, has trained with the first-team already this season, while Iqbal is regarded as a huge prospect at the Theatre of Dreams.
In a game where there’s nothing on the line, this feels like the perfect opportunity to slowly but surely drip-feed these guys some minutes. Even if it’s just off the bench late on, they’ll massively benefit from the overall experience.
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