Manchester United called promising youngster Mateo Mejia up to train with the first team on Friday.

The Colombia under-20 international has been making impressive strides for the under-21 this season after shaking off his long-standing injury issues.

He has been playing as a winger and leads the under-21s for assists, before leading the line against Arsenal in the last under-21 game and getting on the scoresheet.

Now he has been given the chance to impress Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff at Carrington.

Manchester United Training Session
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Mejia trains with first team

Mateo Mejia was amid a group of under-21s mixing with first team stars like Christian Eriksen and Diogo Dalot in the session.

The under-21s do not have a game this weekend, playing away at Leicester City on Monday night, and this was a good way to keep them engaged.

It also provided extra numbers for the first team session amid a injury crisis. Isak Hansen-Aaroen, Zidane Iqbal and Dan Gore were among those involved.

United are still without Marcus Rashford due to injury, so this was a chance for Mejia, 20, to try and catch Erik ten Hag’s eye.

At a late stage of the season, a few hungry youngsters getting involved with the first team could provide United with the fresh impetus needed to get over the line.

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