Manchester United are a football club who have always given youth a chance. From the class of 92, to the emergence of Marcus Rashford under Louis Van Gaal last season.
No matter what the circumstance may be, United have always shown faith in their youngsters and have given them a chance to shine. As the 2016/17 era gets underway, we take a look at the youngsters at the club who could make the breakthrough into the clubs starting eleven this term.
Born and raised in Manchester, Ro-Shaun Williams is an extremely highly rated prospect at the club and is tipped to go and on and make it to the very top.
The 17-year-old currently captains the united under-18 side and has blossomed over the past year making his way into Warren Joyce’s under-21 side.
With United still looking to fill that gap left in the centre of the defence, by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, Ro-Shaun Williams could be the one to finally step up to the plate and become the club’s first choice centre half for years to come.
Already singled out for praise by new reds boss Jose Mourinho, Axel Tuanzebe is widely expected to feature in the Portuguese plans this season.
The 18-year-old defender already shows that maturity and composure in his game needed to become a top centre half and under Mourinho this season, he could well be the one to watch as the season progresses.
At just fifteen years of age, Angel Gomes is one of Manchester United’s most exciting prospects for the future.
Already captaining the England under-16 side, the attacking-midfielder featured heavily in the academy last season and has become one of the most talked about talents at Carrington.
He may not be ready for Premier League action just yet, but if the youngster continues his outstanding form, he could yet win a place in Jose Mourinho’s domestic cup squad’s.
Having initially had to wait for a regular spot in Warren Joyce’s under-21 side, Willock became a consistent figure in the under-21’s last season.
Willock already shows great stamina in his game and offers plenty of skill, something of which and stood out amongst the rest.
His ability to drive the midfield forward too could make his a fan favourite amongst the Old Trafford faithful, as he will no doubt be looking to get a sniff when Mourinho selects his squad for the domestic cup competitions.
With united short in numbers for full-back, Tyrell Warren could be featuring in the first-team sooner rather than later. Warren can also play in the centre of defence, but his preferred position is full-back.
His impressive performances on the field for the under-18’s and the under-21 led to Nicky Butt and John Murtough recommending the youngster to the united first-team squad, along with Axel Tuanzebe.