Chelsea whizkid Billy Gilmour is rightly winning plaudits for his recent impressive performances. He even had Roy Keane raving about him on Sky Sports.

Gilmour is profiting from injuries in Chelsea’s first team and he is making the most of his opportunity.

At United, we have a few gems of our own waiting in the wings for a similar chance to run the midfield in a Premier League game.

This young trio have the talent. What they need is an opportunity, and the competition for places in midfield means they need to stay patient…

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James Garner

James Garner can consider himself incredibly unlucky not to have a Premier League start so far in his career.

He has four Europa League starts so far this season, but has not played a minute for the first team in 2020.

This is despite some very impressive form for the under-23s which saw him score twice in a win over Stoke last week.

Garner can do it all. He can play as a defensive midfielder and break up play, and he can get forward, score goals and help the attack.

It would be great to see more of him between now and the end of the current season.

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Dylan Levitt

Levitt may be United’s best kept secret. He has played just one first team game away at Astana and looked excellent.

He’s a midfielder capable of dictating games and gets stuck in when he needs to.

Levitt has already represented Wales at senior level and just needs a bit of luck at club level to open up opportunities.

A loan move may be Levitt’s best chance of getting noticed and United need to challenge him next season. He has a chance to be special, and just needs the kind of opportunity Gilmour has been getting.

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Hannibal Mejbri

This kid could have it all. Not many midfielders command a multi-million price tag when just 16.

So far it looks like United spent the money wisely. Mejbri has already inspired the under-18s to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals.

The youngster has an impressive array of passing and is already playing for the under-23 side.

It is already a case of when, not if, Mejbri makes his first team debut for Manchester United.

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