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Has Hoogewerf been out with an injury? Haven’t seen him this season, or has he been with the u18?
 

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Oh, I'd been looking forward to seeing Popov when he reached U18 level - having read bits about him. Has he not reached the expected level then or has he opted to leave for some reason?
I'm not sure if he turned down or was not offered a scholarship, either way I've heard he has 1 year scholar + pro deal at Leicester, so he's done well and I wish him all the best.
 

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Oh, I'd been looking forward to seeing Popov when he reached U18 level - having read bits about him. Has he not reached the expected level then or has he opted to leave for some reason?
If he ends up successful the commentators will have a field day with his name "Popov with the pop off, hat trick!"
 

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Our U23 team might be more weakened than ever this Saturday.

The U18's kick off at 12, the U23's 2 hours later - so they might not promote many from that level (such as McNeill).

Added to Amad, Shoretire and Galbraith being in the first team squad tonight and maybe being needed on Sunday, and all the injuries they're currently coping with (Hannibal and Puigmal the latest).

It was good to see Fish returning from injury. And should still have Fernandez and Hugill to watch. But, really, as often happens at this time with loans, injuries, etc, the teams looking pretty poor at the moment.

The U18's are still good to watch, so I'm looking forward to that one more.
 

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Our U23 team might be more weakened than ever this Saturday.

The U18's kick off at 12, the U23's 2 hours later - so they might not promote many from that level (such as McNeill).

Added to Amad, Shoretire and Galbraith being in the first team squad tonight and maybe being needed on Sunday, and all the injuries they're currently coping with (Hannibal and Puigmal the latest).

It was good to see Fish returning from injury. And should still have Fernandez and Hugill to watch. But, really, as often happens at this time with loans, injuries, etc, the teams looking pretty poor at the moment.

The U18's are still good to watch, so I'm looking forward to that one more.
Not sure about Amad, but Shoretire will probably play with the U23. We still lack creativity though, but it will be better than the last game.
 

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U18s about to kick off at home to Derby County.

A lot of players promoted from U16 group for this game. It's on MUTV.
 

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Seeing a lot of the younger players with the U18s today just reminded me, does anyone have any idea how Charlie Veevers is getting on? Remember seeing some games of his a few years back and being pretty impressed.
 

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Malachi Sharpe sounds like an avenging angel come to right the wrongs of Lee Sharpe's career.
 

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Malachi Sharpe looks a superb talent with a high skill level, electric pace and superb finishing ability with either foot. Video below for anyone that's interested.

 

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I wonder if United will eventually renew him. He's had a decent spell in the U18s. Is it because he has lots of competition at right back?
 

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I wonder if United will eventually renew him. He's had a decent spell in the U18s. Is it because he has lots of competition at right back?
He actually hasn't. With that said, I think it's best for him to leave because I don't think he will have a chance of a future at Old Trafford. And if he gets a good offer from a club who believes in him, he should take it. I don't know the context here though, just my thoughts.
 

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He actually hasn't. With that said, I think it's best for him to leave because I don't think he will have a chance of a future at Old Trafford. And if he gets a good offer from a club who believes in him, he should take it. I don't know the context here though, just my thoughts.
He's been our right back at the U18 level alongside Marc Jurado, but above that, he has Harvey Neville, Ethan Laird, and Brandon Williams to compete against. At best, he can hope that both Williams and Neville can leave, and then he might have a chance at breaking into the first team.

Still, given how much he impressed at the underage levels, it'll suck if we lose him this soon. I'd like to see him play for the U23s before letting him go.
 

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He's been our right back at the U18 level alongside Marc Jurado, but above that, he has Harvey Neville, Ethan Laird, and Brandon Williams to compete against. At best, he can hope that both Williams and Neville can leave, and then he might have a chance at breaking into the first team.

Still, given how much he impressed at the underage levels, it'll suck if we lose him this soon. I'd like to see him play for the U23s before letting him go.
Laird is out on loan and Williams has barely played RB, so you never know. Harvey Neville is not much of a competition, if he isn't better than Harvey then he is screwed at United. I haven't watched Hughes at a younger age but he has never looked that special to me. A good versatile player but not much more than that. Right-back overall is a pretty "easy" position at United, pretty much only AWB in front of you, and his standard and ability are questioned often.