Tyler Fredricson and Kobbie Mainoo amongst four Manchester United youngsters called up for the England youth squads
Manchester United youngsters Tyler Fredricson and Kobbie Mainoo have been selected to represent the England U18 side. Omari Forson and Sam Mather, on the other hand, have been called up to the U19 squad, via Manchester Evening News.
It is a proud moment for any player to represent their national side. The youngsters will now get an opportunity to showcase their talent on a global stage.
England’s U18 squad are set to face the likes of the Netherlands, Faroe Islands and Belgium during the international break. The U19s are set to jet off to Denmark for a tournament.
Mainoo, a midfielder, and Fredricson, a centre-back, were recently named in UEFA Europa League’s B list squad against Real Sociedad. The 17-year-old defender also had a place on the bench against the Spanish opposition.
United’s bustling academy
United’s youth academy is amongst the best in the world. It is no surprise to see youngsters from our youth setup get a chance to represent the country.
During pre-season, a host of young talent was on display for the Manchester-based club. Fans witnessed the likes of Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage shine in the friendlies.
The Iraqi national has especially turned a lot of eyes. Iqbal made his debut for United last season in a game against BSC Young Boys in the Champions League. The 19-year-old has been on the bench in the two most recent UEL fixtures. However, he has not featured in a competitive game yet.
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For Fredricson, Mainoo, Forson and Mather, this is just another opportunity to showcase their talent. Making a mark in England’s youth setup could open other avenues for youngsters in the future.