Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vows to give youth a chance at Manchester United
Speaking to the club’s official site, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised to give his young players more game time.
A heavily changed United side saw off a spirited Norwich City as they progressed to a record 30th FA Cup semifinals.
The game saw the likes of Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood come on, as a Harry Maguire header in extra time saw us through.
“Tahith and Angel have been working hard behind the scenes. Hopefully, they keep on developing and get an opportunity and I’m sure they’ll take it.”
United also have the options of upcoming youngsters Tahith Chong, James Garner and Angel Gomes. The trio has been given some opportunities with the senior side after impressing for the Under 23s.
Next up could be youth team captain Teden Mengi and promising right-back Ethan Laird. The latter has already been involved in two Europa League games.
“Jimmy [Garner] is training with us, Ethan [Laird] will probably come in with the group, Teden has been there.”
It is heartening to see the club put their trust in youth. It will not be easy for the youngsters to make an impact from the get-go.
However, being exposed to the senior football level can help accelerate their progress. With the FA Cup and the Europa League also to play for, there will be plenty of opportunities for the kids to show what they are capable of.
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United take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the next Premier League next. Chelsea currently occupy the coveted fourth spot. They are five points ahead with seven games to go.
We cannot afford any more slip-ups and we need to pick up all three points against the Seagulls. It remains to be seen who among our youngsters get to play.