Manchester United have formally added Teden Mengi to their first-team squad.
The MEN revealed final week Mengi, 18, had been promoted to the senior squad and the United web site has uploaded his profile to the first-team part.
Centre-back Mengi was an unused substitute in Tuesday night time’s Carabao Cup win at Luton City however may make his first look of the season in subsequent week’s fourth-round tie away at Preston North Finish or Brighton.
Fellow centre-backs Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo have been coaching away from the United squad amid the chance they might go away earlier than switch deadline day on October 5, whereas Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are recovering from harm. Eric Bailly solely started pre-season coaching final week and began at Luton.
United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has upgraded Mengi’s squad quantity from 71 to 43 after he was included within the squad for the Europa League straight knockout part in Cologne, having come on for his debut within the round-of-16 second leg win over LASK.
Solskjaer has likened Mancunian Mengi to Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt on the identical age and the academy graduate has been coaching with the first-team squad for practically three months.
“I’ve seen an enormous enchancment in my sport, even simply from watching the gamers and watching how everybody else does issues and the way I do issues,” Mengi advised the membership web site.
“It’s so much sooner and faster. The whole lot is larger, there’s larger, extra bodily gamers. You’ve received to adapt shortly but it surely’s actually good as a result of you’ll be able to be taught so much from the gamers round you which ones is sweet for me as I’m actually younger within the sport. I’ve discovered it actually useful for me.”