Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage amongst youngsters omitted from Manchester United squad travelling to Norway
According to the club’s official site, Manchester United have announced the squad travelling to Norway to face Atletico Madrid at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo. Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage are amongst some of the youngsters who’ve missed out, via the Express.
Some of the other players left at home are Amad Diallo and Raphael Varane. The French centre-back has been omitted due to an injury and is yet to regain full-fitness.
The academy duo of Iqbal and Savage surprised everyone during pre-season. The Iraq international has especially caught the eye of fans for the performances he’s put in.
Against Liverpool in the first friendly that Erik ten Hag managed, Iqbal and Savage came on to play a few minutes. The duo looked assured with the ball at their feet and left an excellent impression on ten Hag and fans alike.
Since then, Iqbal has featured in every game while Savage missed out on the draw against Aston Villa. Diallo has played a chunk of the games as well and has looked sharp.
The pre-season, in general, has been promising for Man United. Players who looked out of sorts last season have come into their own once again. Anthony Martial seems to be back to his best, scoring some decent goals.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have also gotten on the scoresheet. The two wingers were below-par in the previous campaign. They need to step up going into next season for the Red Devils.
The friendlies have brought forth some other prospects as well. James Garner, Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellistri and others have showcased their talents.
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Pre-season is an opportunity for young players. Iqbal and Savage have taken their chances with both hands. Hopefully, the two are able to fulfil their potential in the coming years and lead United’s midfield in the future.