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McTominay identifies two youngsters capable of breaching the Man United first team

Scott McTominay has backed both Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong to step up to the Manchester United first team in the future.

Gomes made his first team debut aged just 16 against Crystal Palace in May and impressed supporters with a bright cameo during the 4-0 win over Yeovil Town last month.

And Chong, who arrived at the club last year, has likewise caught the eye with a dazzling start to life in the Under 23 side.

Speaking to HCL Technology, McTominay tipped the pair to assert themselves on Mourinho’s squad in the future.

The case of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba, along with the likes of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Andreas Pereira and Demetri Mitchell succeeding on loan, demonstrates emphatically that players who come through United’s ranks have a genuine chance of making an impact at the highest level – rather than just saying you played for Manchester City’s reserves only to never be seen again.

With this in mind, supporters ought to embrace the scintillating form of Gomes and Chong in recent weeks as a potential nod towards the future.

The conveyor belt for producing ebullient, tenacious youngsters adding a unique dimension to United’s attack – something that no amount of money can buy – continues to motor under the close supervision of Nicky Butt, and supporters will hope to see the pair given opportunities at stages throughout the campaign.