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McTominay: Manchester United’s ‘hungry’ youngsters will have opportunities under Solskjaer

Scott McTominay has said that Manchester United’s abundance of young talent will have opportunities to play under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, saying ‘there’s no first name on the team sheet’.

Manchester United got their Premier League campaign underway in emphatic style last weekend with a 4-0 win over top six rivals Chelsea.

Solskjaer’s side boasted an average age of less than 25, the lowest of any Premier League team last weekend, with 28-year-old David de Gea being the oldest member of United’s starting XI.

United started the game with a midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay, while the experienced head of Nemanja Matic was an unused substitute, and Scotland international McTominay has suggested that Solskjaer is willing to give the younger members of his squad plenty of opportunities.

“Experience is important, but young players are hungry,” McTominay told the BBC.

“Because somebody’s played more doesn’t mean they’ll get ahead of you.”

“There’s no first name on the team-sheet and there’s no given they’ll play in every match – that’s the sign of a healthy dressing room.

“Age is just a number. When you see [Paris St-Germain’s] Kylian Mbappe and [United team-mate] Marcus Rashford play at such a young age, doing amazing things it’s a credit to them. They just play.”

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