Scott McTominay has named four youngsters he thinks are currently standing out for Manchester United.
Mason Greenwood has set the standard for his rise to the first team, while young midfielder James Garner is admired by the senior professionals at the club.
Scotland international McTominay has been impressed by the duo but says Di’Shon Bernard and Largie Ramazani also deserve credit for their progress this season.
“There’s a lot,” McTominay told the official club website.
“You see Di’Shon, Largie, Jimmy [Garner], you see Mason, obviously, coming in and Mason’s on his way to being established. He’s not quite at that level of being a regular first-teamer, and that’s what Mason has to strive to become. He’s one of the most talented players that I’ve seen for a long time – his left-foot, right-foot shooting is ridiculous.”
McTominay knows just how difficult it is to break into the first team at Old Trafford and said he feels as though it is his duty to ensure the next crop of youngsters are in the best position possible to emulate his own success.
He added: “For me, it’s my responsibility – Marcus, Jesse, the more experienced ones like Juan, Nemanja, Granty, for example – we’ve got to take a responsibility now to push these younger boys and get them up to a level where it’s justifiable that they’ve reached their potential.
“For everyone at the football club, that’s the primary goal as well. It’s the same for myself: I’m getting pushed by the coaching staff every single day. Obviously Harry Maguire, Nemanja, Paul, they’re such influential players that you have to learn from every day.
“If the boys don’t take responsibility for their own careers, it can pass you by quickly. The boys who have come into the first team this year from the younger age groups have been an absolute credit.”