“I’m a red” – Talented forward completes Manchester United transfer

General view of a corner flag at Old Trafford.

Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

Manchester United supporters certainly have a lot to look forward to. Their recent Carabao Cup win was one that instilled a lot of hope and joy into the fanbase despite the laurel being a relatively minor one. Moreover, the club is now in the mood to win more and the players certainly appear poised for greater things.

However, apart from their short-term brilliance, the United faithful can also expect a lot of exciting news from their youth academy.

Over the last few months, the side has made some promising additions to their youth setup and prime amidst these is the successful acquisition of some of Europe’s most exciting starlets.

Most recent in the list is Gabriele Biancheri. The Welsh teenager is believed to be an up and coming forward and the club recently acquired David Hughes a Professional Development Phase coach too. Hughes has worked with Biancheri at Cardiff City prior and will have insight on the potential that the lad holds. 

All of this ties well into what appears to be Erik ten Hag’s drive at building up the youth setup at the club. The gaffer made a lot of positive news as of late in this matter, particularly when he was seen sharing some important advice with youngster Kobbie Mainoo moments after securing the Carabao Cup title.

This indicates that the Dutch gaffer is keen on building a squad of young talent and his experience at Ajax was one where a world-class youth academy was nurtured.

Any seasoned Man United supporter knows that a successful spell at the club simply has to include youngsters hopping in from the academy and making all the difference.

Only time will tell whether this formula remains a valid one in a market where buying major talent increasingly appears to be the name of the game.