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Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by SparkedIntoLife, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Feb 8, 2019
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    SparkedIntoLife Full Member

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    This is a bit of frivolous speculation but which of our players aged 21 or younger would you class as having the best potential? Clearly rates of development are variable and some of the top regarded youngsters can flop like Morrison and some of those who go under the radar can end up as regular first teamers. It's also harder to assess the much younger players like Shola Shoretire etc as not many of us have seen a lot of them. However, it'd be nice to get a sense of what the current perceptions are, especially among people who watch the reserves and academy frequently (which I'm not so am going on limited info). Any realistic formation welcome.

    4231 (some players moved to secondary positions to make it fit) -

    GK: Dean Henderson
    RB: Ethan Laird
    LB: Diogo Dalot
    CD: Axel Tuanzebe and Lee O'Connor
    CM: Jimmy Garner and Aliou Traore
    RW: Tahith Chong
    LW: Marcus Rashford
    AM: Angel Gomes
    ST: Mason Greenwood

    Is this fair or am I missing or overrating anyone? Do you currently believe all of these players have the potential to be regular first teamers (that aren't already, obviously)? Are there any players not currently first team regulars that you'd consider pretty much certain to become regulars?
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    Rasendori Full Member

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    RWB: Ethan Laird
    LWB: Brandon Williams
    CD: Axel Tuanzebe, Lee O'Connor, Teden Mengi
    CM: Gomes
    RAM: Greenwood
    LAM: Anthony Elanga
    AM: Angel Gomes
    ST: Rashford
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    Mickson Full Member

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    Dean Henderson
    Ethan Laird, Lukasz Bejger, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams
    James Garner, Aliou Traore, Angel Gomes
    Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford
  4. Feb 9, 2019
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    KevinJoh Full Member

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    Henderson
    Laird, Tuanzebe, O'Connor, Williams
    Garner, Levitt, Traore
    Gomes, Greenwoon, Chong

    Rashford and Dalot out of projection as both are already first team players. Did not see much of Bejger and Mengi still, both look promising till now.
    Subs: Bejger, Mengi, Elanga, Traore, Puigmal
  5. Feb 11, 2019
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Aliou Traore is good, but he's not that good ;)
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Henderson
    Laird Tuanzebe O'Connor Williams
    Gomes Garner Levitt
    Chong Greenwood Rashford
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    sp_107 New Member

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    High hopes on Garner and Greenwood,

    Who else you think can make it as a regular first teamer in next 2/3 years ?


    Seems Chong and Gomes are fading away?
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    mattunited1978 New Member

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    GK. Henderson

    RB. Laird
    LB. Dalot

    CB. Tuenzebe
    CB. Mengi

    MF. Garner
    MF. Traore
    MF. Gomes

    FW. Chong
    FW. Rashford
    FW. Greenwood

    * O'conner is right there with the others anywhere across the back 4
    * Puigmal ( playing RB this season ) and Levitt very good midfielders
    * Really like the look of Elanga
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    MemphisThePie Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    What happened with TFM?
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    GK: Henderson
    RB: Laird
    CB: Mengi
    CB: Tuanzebe
    LB: B.Williams
    CM: Levitt
    CM: Garner
    AM: Gomes
    RW: Chong
    ST: Greenwood
    LW: Rashford

    I'd say these are our best prospects per position, although I've shoehorned Rashford in at LW. Notable mentions to those who didn't make my cut; Traore, Elanga, Fosu-Mensah and O'Connor, I quite like the look of Charlie McCann as well although he's still a bit under the radar at the moment. Devine, Shoretire, H.Neville and Bejger are meant to be highly rated although I've not seen much of them yet. From what I've seen of them so far Levitt is the better prospect than Traore and likewise Laird with Dalot (I don't think his long term future is LB either, he's definitely a RB).

    I don't think anyone's a certainty for first team football, rarely anyone is. I'd say if they have the right attitude and keep churning out quality performances, realistically we could see at most 3/4 of them being consistently in and around the first team (starting 11 and bench), with 6/7 filling a squad role at some point before being moved on.

    Gomes has been our best player this season and Chong is still very good, just needs to improve his decision making and tempo to his game as well as the obvious bulking up.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    Question marks over Gomes physical development. His talent is there for all to see but he's just not growing.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    What do people think about demi Mitchell as back up for shaw? 22 now I realise but he's Lightning quick.
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    MikeKing Full Member

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    Darren Raekwon McIntosh-Buffonge
    Late developer. Awesome name. I still have faith in that boy. Quote me on that :devil:
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Can't defend for shit.
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    Greenwood is a phenom, Rooney/Mbappe level young player.

    Garner will make it, next Michael Carrick as Ole said.

    I'm not convinced Chong will make it at United. I sorta feel like he could end up as an Everton-level player

    I think Gomes will make it and become a star someday but he'll take some time, like Jesse Lingard I wouldn't be surprised if Gomes didn't really start getting games till he was like 22/23 and didn't really become a starter till he was around 25. Physically he still needs to develop some more even if he isn't a very physical type of player.

    Rashford and Dalot are already decently established for us and are 21 or under, they go straight into the line-up.

    Also theres Tuanzebe who has it in him to be a very good defender for us, and thats pretty much it as far as I know for our younger prospects.

    ?

    Dalot ? Tuanzebe ?

    Garner

    ? Gomes

    Chong Greenwood Rashford

    I don't know a particular lot about United's reserves but this is what I know from what I've heard and know, pretty much at least. I've also heard a little about Laird and Traore but not enough to formulate an opinion therefore I've left certain spots blank in the team as question marks.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Well he's on trial with Bolton I think. So he's leaving next season.
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    spenzo Full Member

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    Personally I'd be all for it. Feel as though his chance may have passed but hopefully he goes on the summer tour and then we'll see what happens from there, I think the current coaching set up would give him a fair shot to prove himself.
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    He is so small. Will be very hard for him to establish himself in a high level.
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    MikeKing Full Member

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    Thanks for the update. I did not know that. Shame, but probably the right move.
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    Remember the geese New Member

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    I'd like to see Brandon Williams given a shot as Shaw's deputy.