Manchester United could promote two youngsters to the first-team
Solskjaer recently added 18-year-old defensive duo Teden Mengi and Ethan Laird, both 18, to the first-team squad. The former even travelled to Aston Villa as Victor Lindelof was a doubt with a back injury.
The boss is keen to create an atmosphere that helps youngsters thrive and challenge the established players in the first-team.
“If we keep on improving and building an environment in the training ground and keep building on the culture, add one or two youngsters, maybe add players who can challenge those who we have got here.”
Solskjaer was coy yet firm on the subject. He went on to state that the fringe players cannot dictate the club’s long-term visions.
“You can’t think three months ahead now with players who are in and around the first-team.”
It is evident that some youngsters will go out on loan to gain valuable experience. It is not always possible for youngsters to make the step up at United given the players at the club.
As Greenwood and Williams have shown, as long as they continue to impress, the club will ensure they get their just rewards. They will, however, have to be patient, something Gomes was not willing to do.
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It is under Solskjaer that we are finally revisiting the aspects that became the norm under Sir Alex Ferguson. Alongside bringing back exciting football, the club could once again become the lodestone for young talent coming through.