Academy lads learn from international experience
Head of Academy Nick Cox has outlined why international football is of real benefit to Manchester United's youngsters.
As is the case during any of these breaks, a number of young Reds are representing their national teams across the globe, even if the COVID-19 regulations have imposed more restrictions than usual.
Nevertheless, some of those to receive call-ups include striker Joe Hugill (pictured scoring against Blackburn Rovers in Premier League 2 above), who is at a training camp with England’s Under-18s at St George’s Park, after making an instant impression in the Under-23s and Under-18s since signing from Sunderland.
Centre-back Will Fish was on standby for that get-together while Omari Forson was also selected by England, at Under-17 level.
Iestyn Hughes has headed off to Wales’ Under-19s, with Noam Emeran (Under-19s) and Hannibal (Under-18s) away playing for France.
More senior United colleagues such as Dylan Levitt (Wales), Ethan Galbraith (Northern Ireland), Teden Mengi and James Garner (both England) have also received call-ups at various levels.