Joe Hugill has begun the season in strong form for the Manchester United under-21 side.
There are not too many forward options available to Erik ten Hag. Using Jadon Sancho as a ‘false nine’ does not look too likely at present.
One striker he may take a closer look at over the international break is teenage striker Joe Hugill.
Joe Hugill on fire for under-21s
Joe Hugill has been sending Erik ten Hag a message not to forget him, with his impressive start to the season for Manchester United’s under-21 side.
He has four goals in five goals in total, with a brace against Middlesbrough at the weekend.
This followed a goal in the EFL Trophy against Stockport, and a goal in a big win over Stoke. Hugill also has an assist to his name too.
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It is an ideal way for Hugill to begin the season, following up a fairly promising pre-season in which he scored for the first team in a win over Leeds in July.
Ten Hag made Joe Hugill decision
There was interest in a loan move from Football League clubs in Joe Hugill, The Athletic reported on transfer deadline day.
However, a decision was made by Manchester United to keep Hugill, with Erik ten Hag keen to see how he develops in-house, and whether he can contribute. A contract extension is also expected.
There will be a smaller group at Carrington over the next few weeks, with players away on international duty, including Hojlund.
Hugill may get a chance to step up and impress, and even go head to head with Anthony Martial.
Don’t rule out an opportunity and first team debut for the 19-year-old this month when the Carabao Cup comes around.