Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has backed Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong to be the subsequent inductees into the first-team because the duo proceed to impress with the Pink Devils’ youth sides this season.
Gomes and Chong have been regulars within the United Below-18 setup this season, whereas additionally enjoying within the Uefa Youth League. The duo are extremely rated by the teaching workers on the membership and their spectacular displaying has earned them sport time with the senior setup as nicely.
The previous, who’s 17 years outdated, has performed in three video games for the U23 facet, and even made his senior debut for United against Yeovil Town within the FA Cup when he got here on as an alternative to the ultimate two minutes of the sport.
Chong, alternatively, is a 12 months older, however is but to play underneath Mourinho within the senior setup. The Netherlands U19 worldwide made his debut within the United U23 facet this season and has instantly caught the eye of the senior coaches and even the supervisor.
McTominay, who was talking at a Q and A for HCL Applied sciences, has clearly been impressed by the duo’s means and has backed them to make the step as much as the first-team sooner or later.
“There are a variety of various boys within the youthful age teams, however I really feel that Angel [Gomes] and Chongy [Tahith Chong], I really feel they’ve actually nice potential and hopefully in the future they are going to be within the first workforce, coaching with us repeatedly and getting as a lot sport time as they probably can,” McTominay was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
The 21-year-old can be a graduate from the Pink Devils academy. He was promoted to the first-team last summer after Mourinho allowed Andreas Pereira to affix Valencia on a season-long mortgage.
The Portuguese coach lately heaped reward on the midfielder and confirmed him as an everyday member of the first-team after handing him his first Premier League begin in opposition to Bournemouth. McTominay has additionally made begins for United within the Champions League and the Carabao Cup this season making a complete of 12 first-team appearances up to now.
“I did not realise that he was younger Scott. For me he isn’t younger Scott anymore – he’s simply Scott, a participant from the primary workforce squad,” Mourinho defined, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.