Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss the Emirates FA Cup tie at Huddersfield Town due to illness and, as a result, Academy prospect Ethan Hamilton has taken his place in the squad.
This is Hamilton’s first inclusion in a senior squad and we can confirm the youngster will wear the no.48 shirt at the John Smith’s Stadium, where the FA Cup fifth-round tie is scheduled to kick off at 17:30 GMT.
Ethan joined United when turning 16 after playing for Hutchison Vale, a local boys club the Reds have dealt with before when Darren Fletcher represented the Edinburgh-based youth team.
United’s Under-18s manager Kieran McKenna has praised Hamilton’s work ethic and desire to improve, telling us last season:
“He is a fantastic character around the group and another one with a great training mentality every day. He's a hard worker who wants to get better and develop himself.
“He's a really solid player for the group as well as being a good talent. With his attitude, it could certainly carry him very far in his career.”