Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has called Elyh Harrison into the travelling squad against Lyon.

Jonny Evans’ inclusion was the main headline amid the 24-man squad named for the friendly match in Edinburgh.

But the really striking conclusion was the inexperienced options in the goalkeeping department, with three young stoppers selected.

With David de Gea released and Andre Onana yet to finalise his move, United are in limbo at present.

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Three goalkeepers named in squad

Tom Heaton started last week against Leeds. He is not in the squad to face Lyon, with no explanation provided for his absence.

Dean Henderson is also missing. He is halfway out the door anyway, and also not quite fully fit.

This leaves the trio of Matej Kovar, who played the second 45 minutes last week, Nathan Bishop, and Elyh Harrison.

FA Youth Cup winning goalkeeper Radek Vitek is surprisingly absent. It is possible he is injured, having featured in a handful of Ten Hag’s squads last season.

Elyh Harrison deserves call-up

Manchester United signed Elyh Harrison from Stevenage last year. Still only 17, he has been a standout performer at academy level.

He starred for the under-18s, featuring in last season’s Youth Cup, and also was selected as a starter for the under-21s.

Harrison is an excellent shot-stopper, with quick reflexes, and his call-up is reward for his strong performances in 2022/23. Earlier this year he signed his first professional contract.

Most probably it will be Kovar and Bishop who get 45 minutes each, but if Harrison is called upon, expect an eye-catching performance. Just being around the squad will be great experience for him, and he is one to watch for the future.

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