Man United’s Future Prospects
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on February 26, 2016
With many youngsters being thrown into the first-team, I take a look at Man United’s exciting prospects.
Van Gaal’s team’s current poor form is largely attributable to injuries. Although this has led to the Dutchman looking to the famed United academy for the answer to his problems. I take a look at the ones to keep an eye on.
The young English man has really excelled, since been given an opportunity at the beginning of the season but he has perhaps not been awarded the credit he deserves. Lingard has scored five goals (1279 minutes) and averages 1.2 successful dribbles a game. He has popped up to score some important goals in big matches, his spectacular strike against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge one of the most notable ones. All in all, he has bee quite consistent with his performances and definitely can prosper into a great player.
The 19-year old was given his debut against West Bromwich in November and has been a regular In the team since. His best position in the remains a mystery, whether that be left-back or centre-back. With the arrival of Luke Shaw back from injury, it will be interesting to see whether that limits Borthwick-Jackson’s minutes.
Guillermo’s performances throughout the season have been of an extremely high standard. The attacking-minded has been potentially slightly underrated this season, barely putting a foot wrong. Defensively the Uruguayan full-back is sound and occasionally likes to beat a man, the youngster will certainly have a bright future if he gets the minutes he needs.
Next on the list is Man United fan’s favourite, Andreas Pereira. The Brazilian has been unlucky not to receive more game time. Let’s be honest we all know the quality and potential the youngster possesses, his free-kick goal against Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup is a prime example of it. The question is, will get more minutes? Or will it turn out to the dreaded term “the Pogba-situation”.
Adnan Januzaj returned to Man United last month after his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, but 20-year old has struggled to find that magical form that sees’s him break into the United first-team. The excitement surrounding his potential has significantly flattened out after its initial heady rise. Hopefully, he can rediscover his best form and play an important role in future of Manchester United.
… And of course, how could I forget about Mr.Marcus Rashford, the man of the moment. After netting a brace and impressing on his debut last night against FC Midtjylland, the 18-year old has earned himself a place in the ‘class of 2016’. Rashford looks the ‘real deal’, he’s got pace in abundance, a striker’s instinct and knows how to beat a man. Rashford is definitely one to watch for in the coming years,