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“It’s not about talent alone” – Are Man Utd’s young players good enough?

By Squawka News

Published: 18:28, 25 September 2019

Manchester United haven’t exactly made an ideal start to the season.

The Red Devils find themselves eighth in the Premier League table with just two victories form their opening six games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put faith in youth to a certain extent since his full-time appointment last-term, but is it time to give the club’s young players even more responsibility?

Some of the older heads in the squad have simply not been meeting expectations, while the likes of Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong have been patiently waiting in the wings.

Those players have impressed when given the opportunity, and the relatively inexperienced Daniel James, 21, has been one of the team’s stand-out performers this term.

What’s more, it’s easy to forget just how young 21-year-old Marcus Rashford and 23-year-old Anthony Martial actually are.

So are Manchester United’s youngsters good enough to make an immediate impact in the first-team? Do some of them need to leave on loan? Or can they transform Solskjaer’s squad from a promising group to an accomplished unit straight away?

Watch the video at the top of the article to see the full discussion with Statman Dave, Adam McKola and Emma Jones.

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