Man Utd could integrate 18yo to first-team following Ashley Young departure : report

Man Utd could integrate 18yo to first-team following Ashley Young departure : report
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Manchester United Football Club find themselves in a messy situation. Sure, injuries haven’t helped but the sheer negligence in which the board have treated the board with just isn’t good enough.

The Old Trafford outfit were already running thing on the ground in terms of numbers, hence why most of us were pretty shocked when Ashley Young was allowed to head to Inter Milan in the mid-season window.

In terms of replacement, you’d think that United may dip their toes into the water and bring in another versatile, jack-of-all-trades to replace the outgoing Englishman.

Instead, according to the Manchester Evening News, they’re considering turning to youth. According to their report, United could integrate 18-year-old Ethan Laird into the first-team following Young’s departure.

Furthermore, in the wake of Marcus Rashford’s injury, Largie Ramazani is viewed as the wildcard option to support the Red Devils’ attack. What’s damning is that there are only two fit senior strikers on the books; Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

Missing out on Erling Braut Haaland only hurts even more when you learn that he scored a 22-minute hat-trick on his debut over the weekend. Yes, it pretty much sums up our last 48 hours or so…

Getting back to Laird for a second. Yes, he’s young, super-talented and has the footballing world at his feet. But is he ready? Probably not. Personally, I’d like to see him loaned out for a season before being involved on pre-season tour in 2021.

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