Manchester United will host Barcelona in the Europa League play-off second leg on Thursday. In the first leg, two young midfielders sat on the bench at the Nou Camp, Kobbie Mainoo and Zidane Iqbal.
And in the recent training session, there are two names that Ten Hag noticed: the midfielder with the Red Devils U21 won the FA Youth Cup last season, Dan Gore and defensive midfielder Toby Collyer.
The fact that Gore and Collyer trained with the first team of Man United shows the bond that Erik ten Hag is cultivating between the first team and the academy, enabling young players to have valuable time rubbing with each other. brothers. It was through training sessions like that that Kobbie Mainoo caught the eye of Ten Hag and over the weekend he made his Premier League debut.
Gore is only 18 years old, played in the Youth Cup with Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho last season and is greatly appreciated. This season, he stepped up to the U21 team and started in 4 of the last 5 wins. Collyer, 19 years old, has also featured in the last 4 matches of the Red Devils U21 team.
Minh Tuan | 08:37 02/22/2023