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5 Manchester United academy players to keep an eye on

Raj Kiran
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Manchester United: A hotbed of young talent

Manchester United's academy is renowned for its ability to nurture talented kids into future superstars. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Paul Pogba and most recent promotee Marcus Rashford are few of the many who have graduated from the academy. The process hasn't just been continued over the years. It has thrived.

Here are 5 current academy players to watch out for in the future:

#5 Demetri Mitchell (Defender, 20):

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Demetri Mitchell(right)

A change in position is always tough to make, usually, the ones from attack to defence but young Demetri Mitchell has impressed everybody with his performance since the transition.

Born in Manchester, Demetri has been a part of United's youth program since 2013 after starting his footballing career with Fletcher Moss Rangers academy.

Demetri was originally a forward who primarily featured on the left wing but necessity forced his team to play him on the left side of defence and he has responded in brilliant fashion by contributing with assists and goals.

He was a vital figure in his teams winning run at the Milk Cup in 2014 where he chased the title of highest goalscorer with 6 strikes.

Demetri was awarded for his consistent performances and was named in United's starting eleven for the match against Crystal Palace on 21st May 2017. He was also nominated for the 'Reserve Player of The Year' award for the 16-17 season.

Demetri's tricky style of play and natural pace ensured that he succeeded in his youth days as a winger. Described as a potential game-changer with an ability to defend and also score stunning goals, he is an excellent finisher with 6 goals from the 16-17 season which acts as a testament to it.


He has been an integral part of England's youth program with appearances in their U16, U17, U18 and U20 teams.

Here is a look at Manchester United's talented left-back:

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