Back in July when Manchester United’s young players returned to training, it was a big positive to see Noam Emeran with the group.
United snapped Emeran up from French side Amiens at the start of 2019, but a frustrating spell with injuries meant his Red Devils career barely got started.
This season he has been fully fit and he has been making the most of it.
Emeran has been one of the most consistent performers for the impressive under-18s side this season.
He was the key man in United’s 4-3 win over Liverpool at the weekend, having a hand in three of the goals.
He provided crosses for Charlie Wellens and Charlie Wellens to score the first two, and then his stinging long range strike was parried into the path of Joe Hugill to score United’s third.
The two first half assists he provided from the left wing both showed different traits. One came after a weaving run and saw him supply a smart cut back, and the second was a whipped cross from deep into the penalty area.
Very strong record
Emeran has five assists in seven appearances for the under-18s this season so far; no player has more.
He has also scored two goals, meaning he is contributing a goal per game in terms of goals or assists.
Emeran has been playing out on the left wing in each of the matches, and he looks comfortable there.
Sky Sports reported when he signed that Emeran models his name on a combination of Leroy Sane, Neymar, and Anthony Martial.
That’s a high profile mix of players, but Emeran has traits of all three. He has Sane’s pace, Neymar’s trickery, and like Martial he is able to play out on the left and centrally.
Can he make the jump?
Emeran has one substitute appearance for the under-23s so far, in which he played just four minutes. More opportunities will beckon if he continues this kind of form.
The upcoming 2021 FA Youth Cup will also give Emeran a chance to shine.
The Frenchman is now 18 and he is making up for lost time. United will push him up to the under-23s soon.
He is one of a number of young wingers who offer hope to United, along with Shola Shoretire, Anthony Elanga, and Facundo Pellistri.
Emeran has added his name into this mix and United will be feeling good about his recent contribution.
You can never be certain about which players will and won’t make the jump, but Emeran looks like he has the potential to go a long way in the game.
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