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Darren Ferguson made 468 appearances in league football and had a solid career in the second and third tiers of English football. Harvey Neville would being doing very well to achieve that. He’s more analogous to Brooklyn Beckham.
And a Premier League winners medal
 

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The talk is that he will join us when he turns 18.
Long old time in between, but it would be good if he is that loyal and patient to us. Good mentality early.
 

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Here is Pinyaev's goal (friendly against a 3rd or 2nd division side)

Highlights of the match (#20)

Excellent turn to dribble at 2:55
Sets up chance at 3:40
shot on target at 4:57
Dribbling to key pass at 5:45
Link up play at 6:53
Creates chance at 7:18 & 7:40



For comparison, Isak Hansen Aaroen made his debut for Tromso a few weeks ago and they're a 2nd division Norwegian side. They're both 2004 talents with Isak a few months older.
 
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Here is Pinyaev's goal (friendly against a 3rd or 2nd division side)

Highlights of the match

Excellent turn to dribble at 2:55
Sets up chance at 3:40


For comparison, Isak Hansen Aaroen made his debut for Tromso a few weeks ago and they're a 2nd division Norwegian side. They're both 2004 talents with Isak a few months older.
He will join when he turns 16 isn't it?
 

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Fooled me. Saying it in the final paragraph but unsaying it in the penultimate.
The last paragraph says what was meant to happen.

Nothing about the author’s opinions or beliefs of what will happen. It isn’t an opinion piece there are no opinions or beliefs of the author anywhere in the article.

It literally says they don’t know what will happen and nothing has been decided yet.
 

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Good move. I never rated him. Could have a decent career though, Brentford seems like a good place to be now (well)... Best of luck to him.
 

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A lot of people are of the opinion that he’s the worst player in the academy. That said, no one thought McT would be a United player.
I remember watching Tom Cleverley at right back in the U18 - if anyone had told me he would be a United-player, I would have laughed.
 

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Was Harvey Neville in full-time training last season?

The reason I ask is because the last player at that level that seemed to show no obvious improvement over the course of the season, and he was a regular at right-back, was Michael Keane, who improved leaps and bounds the following season once he started full-time training. Moving to centre-half helped as well mind.
 

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Was Harvey Neville in full-time training last season?

The reason I ask is because the last player at that level that seemed to show no obvious improvement over the course of the season, and he was a regular at right-back, was Michael Keane, who improved leaps and bounds the following season once he started full-time training. Moving to centre-half helped as well mind.
Just starting his third full time season I believe.
 

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Was Harvey Neville in full-time training last season?

The reason I ask is because the last player at that level that seemed to show no obvious improvement over the course of the season, and he was a regular at right-back, was Michael Keane, who improved leaps and bounds the following season once he started full-time training. Moving to centre-half helped as well mind.
Michael Keane was always pretty good- just small for his position and quite young when he was first in the u18s. What helped him was a massive growth spurt.
 

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Was Harvey Neville in full-time training last season?

The reason I ask is because the last player at that level that seemed to show no obvious improvement over the course of the season, and he was a regular at right-back, was Michael Keane, who improved leaps and bounds the following season once he started full-time training. Moving to centre-half helped as well mind.
Ollie Gill also improved a lot when he went full time. He and Keane were very good defenders though, I think Neville Jr might just not be as good.
 

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I'm really looking forward to that competition too. We should be fielding a very strong team on paper with many new potentially super talented players to join up with our existing talented bunch.
Yep, it will be very exciting. So much competition to just get into squad of 18.
Seems like three of "attacking four" in Mejbri-Elanga-Shoretire will definitely start. Interesting who will claim the #9 role eventually.
 

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Yep, it will be very exciting. So much competition to just get into squad of 18.
Seems like three of "attacking four" in Mejbri-Elanga-Shoretire will definitely start. Interesting who will claim the #9 role eventually.
It'll be interesting to see who starts in goal too. We have quite a few keepers and the young Czech lad who stands at 6'5 (Radek Vitek) looks a very commanding type of keeper.
 

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Yep, it will be very exciting. So much competition to just get into squad of 18.
Seems like three of "attacking four" in Mejbri-Elanga-Shoretire will definitely start. Interesting who will claim the #9 role eventually.
Is Mejbri a no.10 though? He might play deeper.
 

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Hopefully Emeran and Mejia can shake off their injury issues. Youth league will definitely be interesting this season.

Mutv will be showing these games live right? With no pre season tour this time, i had cancelled the subscription. Was disappointed with the number of U18 games they showed live last season.
 

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It'll be interesting to see who starts in goal too. We have quite a few keepers and the young Czech lad who stands at 6'5 (Radek Vitek) looks a very commanding type of keeper.
do you have an idea of starting XI as it stands?
 

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Is Mejbri a no.10 though? He might play deeper.
He played a majority of his games as a 10, at least on paper. Though he does like to come deep etc.
But yeah, he is not a clear #10. Seems like more of an 8 for me, will definitely be able to play in a double pivot as well.
 
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Mutv will be showing these games live right? With no pre season tour this time, i had cancelled the subscription. Was disappointed with the number of U18 games they showed live last season.
Yes. Some of the games are streamed in official youtube chanel, if I am not mistaken.