With Angel Gomes leaving the club, it is time to look at other youth players staying at United. Since the Manchester United Academy is one of the most successful youth programs, the future looks bright for the club. Ole loves youth prospects and the following are the top young players looking to break into the first team.
Teden Mengi (CB)
United are in need of an athletic and quick center back: Teden Mengi is just that. The 18-year-old is looking for any opportunity to break into the first team. With Axel Tuanzabe and Eric Bailly both being injury-plagued through the past season, Mengi might get a chance to slip in.
While Mengi looks promising, Ole might send him off on loan next season. Hopefully, he can get a chance at Old Trafford to show his stuff before that decision is made.
Hannibal Mejbri (CAM/CM)
This prospect looks extremely promising. Since quarantine Mejbri has reportedly put on muscle and gained strength. His technical ability has been praised, but he might not have the physicality for the Premier League.
Mejbri is reportedly going to take over all of the game opportunities that would have gone to Angel Gomes. He is currently challenging for a future place in the midfield position with the player below, Dylan Levitt.
Dylan Levitt (CM)
Levitt is a Northern-Irish midfielder who can play anywhere in the midfield. The 19-year-old could become a squad rotation player after other midfielders like Lingard and Pereira leave the club.
His pros include that he is extremely versatile, but a con of his is that he does not appear to be overly outstanding in any specific attribute. If he continues to improve then the first could be in his future.
Ethan Laird (RB/CB)
Laird is quality. He can play anywhere in the back-line but is best at right-back and center-back. United needs help defensively and Laird can be part of the solution.
Laird might make an appearance soon in the first team because he has been called up to their training sessions for the remainder of the season. If he impresses then Dalot and Fosu-Mensah might lose their squad roles to Ethan Laird.
James Garner (CDM/CM)
The English midfielder looks promising but he needs to prove himself. Being 19 years old, Garner is facing tough competition in the midfield from younger players like Mejbri and Levitt. Garner looks to have a lot of quality, yet he has not solidated a spot in the squad. He might go on loan for a spell next season, but if he stays then he needs to seize his opportunity at the club.
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Written by CJ Szaz.