Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has called on the club’s youngest players to prove themselves at the highest level now they have been given a chance in the first team by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay have all featured prominently for the Red Devils so far this season and Neville is hoping that they reach their potential:
“There’s five young players there that are in the team. Are they good enough at this moment in time? No, they’ve got to prove themselves, they’re all promising and they’re all working their absolute maximum every single match.”
Neville has, though, warned that the youngsters have a bigger challenge than what the Class of 92 faced. The United side of the 90s had a group of strong senior players which this current team lacks, and it means the pressure will be greater:
“Who knows what Rashford is going to become, what James is going to become, Pereira, Wan-Bissaka. They’ve all got promise. What I do know is that five or six players there carried us as young players. Manchester United, somehow, have got to find a spine.”
At the start of this season, Wan-Bissaka, James and McTominay, in particular, have started the campaign in fine form and have not been overawed by the challenge. United supporters will be hoping that they can build on their good starts.