Savage came off at half-time in U21 game because he is training with United first team today

Teenager Charlie Savage is set to be in Manchester United first team training today despite playing for the Under 21s last night.

The Athletic report that the 19-year-old came off at half-time in the 1-1 draw with West Ham last night; United’s fourth draw in a row at that level.

Savage trained with the first team ahead of the Europa League clash with Sheriff on Thursday, but did not get onto the pitch.

And he is set to be in the first team picture again before the players head off on the international break with their respective countries.

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Savage set to be in first team training

His manager Mark Demspey admitted that the Welshman had a quieter game than usual, and it came in front of Erik ten Hag.

But Savage will get another chance to impress the Dutchman up close on the training pitch heading into the international break.

Savage is set to go off with the Wales Under 21 side during United’s break and will no doubt be targeting making his debut under new Cymru boss Matty Jones when the Under-21s face Austria later this month.

A late push for a place in Robert Page’s World Cup squad may be beyond him, but he can impress at age group level if given a chance.

Former United captain Bryan Robson said he felt Savage has done well in multiple aspects of his game on and off the ball and has stood out in his substitute showings during pre-season.

He said: “Charlie Savage has done well in the two games. He’s worked hard, he hasn’t given ball away, he closes people down really well.

“He’s done nothing really wrong at the moment. This is a good opportunity to impress the manager.”

It seems he is going the right way about catching the manager’s eye, as Ten Hag looks to use the break to continue his planning.

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