Manchester United's academy stars pictured wearing new 2022/23 home kit for the first time
Manchester United’s academy teams are gearing up for the new season ahead as they hope to emulate the success of the 2021/22 FA Youth Cup winning side.
There will be new faces in the under-18s as several of those cup winners step up to the under-23s, and the hard work is beginning.
An under-19s side has been playing at a tournament in Germany over the past week, which saw youngster Ethan Ennis score four goals in one game.
A younger group have been at Carrington, preparing their own way for the upcoming season ahead as they look to make their mark, beating Crystal Palace in a practice match at the training ground.
United youngsters wear new kit
Promising winger Adam Berry, 16, shared a picture playing in the new kit at Carrington during the friendly against Palace.
Berry made four substitute appearances for the under-18s last season and is likely to be a regular part of the squad this upcoming season.
Scotland youth international defender Jack Kingdon also shared a post, as did midfielder Finley McAllister, and exciting attacking talent Shea Lacey, who was among the scorers.
Their messages were followed by a determined message from young striker Sekou Kaba, a signing from Derby County in 2021.
These young stars will have seen the positive progress being made on the tour of Australia by Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal, who at 19, have played all three pre-season games so far.
Hannibal, Ethan Laird and Will Fish have all seen action, while Alejandro Garnacho waits in the wings for his chance, and this will be inspirational for United’s younger lads.
Manager Erik ten Hag has a proven record of giving chances to young talent at Ajax and he is likely to continue this at United, for those who earn it, and this positive feeling will feed down to the rest of the club and be felt at academy level this season.