Mason Greenwood has been nominated for the prestigious European Golden Boy award.
A shortlist of 40 names has been drawn up from the originally-announced longlist of 100 players, which was revealed in June.
The award honours the best young player under the age of 21 for the calendar year and was originally established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport in 2003, with the winner determined by votes from 40 journalists across the continent.
Former winners include Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney.
Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix claimed the award last year.
His form was also enough to earn a recent England debut.
United target Jadon Sancho has also been nominated for the award along with six other Premier League stars.
Two Manchester City players are on the list, with Phil Foden and new signing Ferran Torres both nominated along with Wolves’ Fabio Silva.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is named alongside Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Liverpool defender Neco Williams also makes the list.
Shortlist in full
Eduardo Camavinga, Rennes
Marco Carnesecchi, Atalanta
Rayan Cherki, Lyon
Jonathan David, Lille
Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich
Sergino Dest, Ajax
Sebastiano Esposito, Inter
Fabio Silva, Wolves
Ansu Fati, Barcelona
Phil Foden, Manchester City
Ryan Gravenberch, Ajax
Amine Gouiri, Nice
Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea
Marley Ake, Marseille
Adil Aouchiche, Saint-Etienne
Benoit Badiashile, Monaco
Mitchel Bakker, Paris Saint-Germain
Myron Badou, AZ Alkmaar
Dennis Borkowski, RB Leipzig
Mohamed Ihattaren, PSV Eindhoven
Ozan Kabak, Schalke
Michal Karbownik, Legia
Tanguy-Austin Kouassi, Bayern Munich
Dejan Kulusevski, Juventus
Marcos Antonio, Shakhtar Donetsk
Rafael Camacho, Sporting Club
Rodrygo, Real Madrid
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund
Vladyslav Suprjaha, Dynamo Kiev
Dominik Szoboszlai, FC Salzburg
Tomas Esteves, Porto
Tomas Tavares, Benfica
Sandro Tonali, AC Milan
Ferran Torres, Manchester City
Christos Tzolis, PAOK
Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid
Neco Williams, Liverpool