Manchester United had a disappointing campaign last season as they finished 6th in the Premier League and missed out on the Champions League football for next season. This led to many of the big-players facing criticism for their inconsistency, poor performance and especially, their lack of passion towards the club.
However, the underperformance and lack of desire of these big-name players proved to be beneficial for the youngsters at the club as the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, often snubbed the first team players to give a chance to some exciting raw talent.
The Manchester United boss is set to continue the same philosophy in the next season as he wants to provide the young stars at the club with a platform to showcase their mettle rather than flood the club with new signings. This will be exciting news for the youngsters as they can now step-up and make the most of this opportunity to progress further and make a name for themselves.
Here we look at 3 young players who, if given a chance, can make an impact for the Red Devils next season.
#3 Scott McTominay
The confirmed departure of Andre Herrera and the uncertainty over the future of Paul Pogba has created a void in the midfield for Manchester United. Additionally, their holding midfielder Nemanja Matic is arguably past his prime, which worsens the situation for the Red Devils as they look to bounce back next season under Solskjaer. Nevertheless, this creates the perfect opportunity for one of their exciting young midfielders - Scott McTominay.
The Scottish midfielder was highly regarded by the ex-manager, Jose Mourinho and the player is trying to live up to those expectations. The youngster showcased glimpses of his talent and potential this season through his impressive performances against some of the top sides like Barcelona. The Scott has a vast skill set and is highly versatile.
The midfielder has excellent composure on the ball and a knack for driving forward at the opposition with the ball at his feet. He is equally strong defensively as he utilizes his tall and strong physique to recover the ball, win aerial duels and dominate the opposition in the midfield. Additionally, the player possesses strong mentality and has shown immense passion while playing for the Red Devils, something that was appreciated by the Norweigan boss.
Even though the 20-year-old still has a long way to go, he can surely utilize the chance to grow and progress in the next season.