Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal send messages after making Manchester United debuts

Robbie Savage was emotional as he commentated on son Charlie making his Manchester United debut.

The youngster was a late substitute in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Young Boys.

It was a big moment for the 18-year-old, who made his debut alongside boyhood pal Zidane Iqbal.

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The central midfielder, along with Iqbal, joined Shola Shoretire and Teden Mengi on the pitch, who had also come on to make their Champions League debuts.


Amad and Anthony Elanga had started for United – although it was Mason Greenwood who made the breakthrough by scoring an impressive early volley.

Savage congratulated teammate Iqbal, and thanked Manchester United’s academy staff for their support so far in his career. Iqbal also sent a message expressing his gratitude.

The future is bright for United

Even with the likes of Savage, Hardley, Elanga, Mengi, Iqbal and Shoretire with the first team, Manchester United managed to win the UEFA Youth League game 2-1 against Young Boys earlier in the day.

United won 2-1 thanks to goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Charlie McNeill, and topped the group.

The team won five out of six UEFA Youth League games to move into the knockout rounds to be played in 2022.

The success illustrates the volume of talent coming through at United, beyond those who made their debuts this evening, and the 14 players currently out on loan.

Not all the players will be able to make it at United, but as Mason Greenwood is demonstrating, the very best ones do.

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