Manchester United defender Teden Mengi played the final half-hour of the 1-1 draw against Young Boys in the Champions League last night.
The 19-year-old made only his second appearance for the first team, as manager Ralf Rangnick gave him his opportunity as a substitute, replacing Luke Shaw.
Supporters were impressed by what they saw of Mengi, and some believe that he deserves to get more minutes for the senior side:
Mengi looked quality
— 🔴 (@Utd_Alex11) December 8, 2021
— Muhamad Fikri (@Ujangiki) December 9, 2021
Mengi was very good yesterday!
— Andy HARVEL (@Andyharvel) December 9, 2021
— ORE_UTD🔰 (@ORE_UTD) December 8, 2021
Give mengi game time in that CB role he looks class
— Xirociroc♂️ (@canelo____) December 8, 2021
Teden is class
— YOUNGXCARTI.MUFC (@youngxcarti) December 8, 2021
Mengi did get some experience on loan at Derby County last season, joining Wayne Rooney’s side in February and playing nine matches in total.
However, playing for a struggling Championship side and performing for a team such as United are two entirely different things and the teenager will have his work cut out getting game time.
The centre-back is competing with the likes of Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly so we shall see if he is sent out on another loan spell.