MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United is replaced by Angel Gomes during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on May 21, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

4 Young Players That May Shine During This Season With United

Even with signing the most expensive in the world, Man United Academy seems to have a bright future and Jose Mourinho, Man United’s manager, may let some of the young players into the first team during next season.

Mourinho has hinted recently that he still wants to sign new players during this summer transfer window.

Even with the will to sign new big names, Mourinho is confident that some youth players will have the chance to play more games with the first team and we will show you who they are in this report.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

The Danish young player who is only 19 years old played some games last season but didn’t play a lot even though he performed really well in several positions. Fosu Mensah made his debut with Man United in February 2016 under Van Gaal as a left back knowing that Fosu-Mensah can play as a right back and defensive midfielder as well.

After playing 8 matches with Man United in the Premier League under Van Gaal, he played 4 matches only last season under Mourinho but Mourinho insisted to renew his contract until 2020 which means Mourinho may include him in his plans next season.

Axel Tuanzebe

Axel Tuanzebe, 19 years old, is similar to Fosu Mensah, he can play as a right and left back or even center back. Tuanzebe won the player of the season in the reserve team last season in May.

Tuanzebe shined at the end of last season even though he didn’t play a lot due to several injuries, but Tuanzebe played against Arsenal last season in the match the United lost, Tuanzebe played as a right back and performed really well.

Tuanzebe has a contract until 2020 and Mourinho is a big fan of him due to his ability to defend and take brave decisions during the game. United may consider to loan him for a year to improve him self or he could play in the FA Cup and in EFL Cup.

Andreas Pereira
Andreas Pereira may be one of the most talented players in Man United’s youth team. Pereira,21 years old, couldn’t convince Mourinho last season to play in the first team even though he has a great talent. Mourinho sent him on a one year loan to Granada in Spain in which Pereira played 35 games and scored 5 goals which impressed Mourinho and made him think about letting him join the first team during this season.

The Brazzilian player moved to Man United in 2014 from Netherlands after Netherland’s under 20 team reached the World Cup final and lost against Serbia. Pereira played 4 games under Van Gaal during the 2015/2016 Season.


Angel Gomes
Gomes is only 17 years, Mourinho believes that Angel Gomes is one of the most brilliant young players in the English football these days and has a great talent.

Gomes was chosen the best youth player in Man United during the 2016/2017 season and Mourinhi gave him a chance to play in the first team during the match against Crystal Palace last season when he played a substitute to Wayne Rooney. Mourinho is set to give Gomes other chances this season even though he wasn’t included in the pre season squad.


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