Following a man-of-the-match performance, United’s 17-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah has already been hailed as the club’s next big thing.
The claims come after an exquisite display as United’s U21s beat Everton 3-1, which saw Fosu-Mensah dominate the middle of the park with power and precision passing.
Likenesses to ex-United player Paul Pogba have now surfaced, with Fosu-Mensah sharing a similar build and style of play to the Frenchman, now of Juventus.
United signed the midfielder as a 16-year-old from Ajax’s famous youth academy, and he also signed his first professional contract earlier this summer.
It comes as first team manager Louis van Gaal insists United are still a side that thrive on youth, after criticisms their transfer dealings this summer.
After such an impressive display, which saw first team players Jesse Lingard and James Wilson score in a 3-1 victory, it could be possible Fosu-Mensah earns his first call up to the senior squad for the Capital One Cup tie against Ipswich tomorrow evening.
The teenager’s progression since joining United’s youth team has been remarkable, and being hailed as the club’s next big prospect is very much deserved.