The season finale is often the perfect opportunity for Manchester United’s young players to get some Premier League minutes under their belt.
Champions League qualification was ensured following Thursdays 4-1 win against Chelsea.
Therefore Sundays game against Fulham could present Erik Ten Hag with a chance to play some of his younger stars.
Giving rest to his first team ahead of June’s FA Cup final against bitter rivals, Man City.
One obvious exclusion is Kobbie Mainoo who is injured as confirmed on his Instagram.
So here are three players who should play against Fulham
Facundo Pellistri is the most obvious case to feature on Sunday for multiple reasons.
Firstly, with Antony out injured Pellistri has a relatively clear path to the right wing slot. The Uruguayan is a natural there and deserves to get a substantial amount of minutes in this game.
Secondly, the 21-year-old was promised game time in January when he instead could have looked to move on loan. Therefore he should get this chance to prove to ten Hag that he deserves further minutes next season.
Lastly, he has already shown that his quality is deserving of more playing time.
Most notably his impressive cameo against Real Betis, along with his assist against Charlton in the EFL Cup.
The newly crowned u21 Player of the Year Daniel Gore has had a great season with the reserves.
The 18-year-old made 18 appearances in Premier League 2, assisting three goals.
Given he is the u21’s main man, Gore should be first in line for a call up. He is also almost a ready made Bruno Fernandes alternative, to give the Portuguese star a rest.
Gore is a tenacious and technically gifted attacking midfielder, so we hope he gets some minutes which could be invaluable for his development.
Zidane Iqbal looked destined to have a breakout season, following his impressive pre-season displays.
He was an ever-present in ten Hag’s pre-season set-up playing as part of the two deep midfielders.
Iqbal has already demonstrated his talent and that he is ready for senior football. It is quite baffling that he hasn’t featured for the first team since pre-season.
However this could be the perfect chance to give him a chance to put himself in ten Hag’s plans for next season.
The 20-year-old likely won’t be content playing youth football after this season, so give him a chance ten Hag.