Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reportedly been impressed by two of the club’s wonderkids this summer.
During Man Utd’s pre-season, Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage have been a pleasant surprise for Ten Hag, who has been impressed by both their performances and their work rate and character, according to the Telegraph.
Many would have been expecting to see more from James Garner and Anthony Elanga, but it seems Iqbal and Savage are really the pick of the bunch, and could be players to watch in the new season.
It won’t be easy for two relatively unproven players to break into this squad, which is so full of big names, but Ten Hag has done fine work with young players in his career at Ajax.
It’s clear the Dutch tactician will be ready to promote United’s young players, rather than just rest on reputation, and that’s encouraging for the club’s fans as they hope this can be the start of a new era.
Relying on big names hasn’t worked out too well in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, so promoting from the academy again could be a welcome return to what used to make the club so successful.