Jesse Lingard has told Manchester United fans to expect to see more of their youngsters next year.
Manchester United are set to enter a new era under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has made it clear he wants to focus on developing young players into stars.
The signing of Daniel James from Swansea City and the interest in Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff are evidence of this but there is also likely to be more football for the young talents already at the club.
Involvement in the Europa League may provide that opportunity for the likes of Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong, who have been identified by Jesse Lingard as players to watch out for next season.
The England international, who himself worked his way through United’s academy, has revealed he expects young talents like the aforementioned trio to earn more opportunities in 2019/20.
“I definitely think you’ll see more of the kids next season. It will be more of the crop that have been involved – Mason, Gomes, Chong… Those that have played are really exciting. They can give the fans energy, and the team can feed off that,” Lingard told BT Sport.
“Everyone wants there to be a mix. But we need to get the right players around the young players so they can perform. I’m sure Solskjaer will be looking to do that and of course the young players are all part of his plans.”
Gomes, United’s youngest-ever player, joined the club at the age of six, while Chong has shown flashes of brilliance on the right flanks of United’s attack and Greenwood made his debut in the Champions League, earning a first start on the final day of last season.