Four Man Utd kids to follow Rashford and Lingard’s footsteps in years to come

Manchester United have been known for their ability to bring incredible players through their academy.

This legacy was first instilled 29 years ago, when the Class of ’92 – featuring Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs – would lead the club to a treble.

The most recent products of Carrington to make a lasting impact on the Red Devils squad are Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

The No.10, bursting onto the scene in 2016, has become the leader of the line as the Englishman has hit 83 goals in 251 games.

While his school pal enjoyed prosperous seasons under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho following four loan spells, he was not give the same chance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But it has seen the 28-year-old – still admired by Sir Alex Ferguson – make a flying start on loan at West Ham, with two goals in three games.

And it seems these two have re-paved the path for United academy stars as four more are on the edge of breaking through…

Hannibal Mejbri

The 18-year-old Frenchman has been a hit since his €5m arrival from Monaco in 2019.

Having been scouted by the club 10 years earlier, his choice to develop in his home country allowed the midfielder to develop composure.

And this has shone through with the U23s, scoring five goals and making 13 assists as the lynchpin to the side.

But Mejbri is also known for a bad temper, receiving warnings about his attitude to play.

It has not stopped Butt, though, comparing the midfielder to a combination of Beckham and Roy Keane.

With MEN reporting the 18-year-old is now training with the senior squad, Solskjaer could be calling on the creative midfielder soon.

Teden Mengi

This defender bleeds red, having been born in Gorton – five miles from Old Trafford – and playing for United since the U16s.

And the 18-year-old has already featured for the senior squad, making his debut in last seasons’ round-of-16 Europa League match against LASK.

Training with the senior squad this year, he has both played for the U23s and sat on the bench in first-team cup competitions.

But he is now set to learn from club legend Wayne Rooney after earning a loan move to Derby on deadline day this month.

With two Rams games under the belt already and being identified by pundits as a successor to Harry Maguire, Solskjaer is sure to be keeping an eye on the Championship.

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  • Shola Shoretire

    New arrival Amad Diallo stole the show in February’s 6-4 Premier League 2 win over Blackburn.

    The Ivorian grabbed three assists – and all of them were for Shoretire.

    This young forward has constantly been excelling, from his U18s debut in 2018 at just 14 years to his first-ever hat-trick against Rovers.

    Also scoring against Arsenal last week, it saw the club tie him up to a new contract amid interest from Barcelona, Juventus & Bayern Munich.

    With the 17-year-old already playing in five positions this season, his versatility will appeal to Solskjaer – and will be on show in senior training sessions.

    Joe Hugill

    United can add even more firepower to their front line if this 17-year-old continues in his current form.

    The Durham-born forward arrived from Sunderland last summer, with the club beating Tottenham to his signature.

    His four goals showed promise – but no-one at Carrington could have predicted he would be on 16 goals in 20 games.

    Six of them have come in his last three games, with a strike against the Gunners making him the first to hit double figures in Premier League 2 this season.

    But he also appears to be a true team player, allowing Diallo to score his first penalty for the club against the north London side – despite Solskjaer’s anger.

    With Rashford and Mason Greenwood already treading the path for young forwards, Hugill could be next.

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