Manchester United’s younger centre-back Teden Mengi has been given a brand new squad quantity on the membership.
Mengi will now put on No.43, as revealed by the pictures posted by United forward of their Europa League final 16 second leg vs LASK, which is able to happen at Previous Trafford on Wednesday evening. Mengi was pictured with the quantity on his coaching equipment.
It represents a promotion for the 18-year-old, who impressed all through the 2019/20 marketing campaign for United’s Beneath-23s and for the Beneath-18s on their run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals. Mengi beforehand had the No.71.
However after coaching frequently with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first group, it appears Mengi is about for a extra outstanding first group position for the approaching marketing campaign.
Beneath-23s boss Neil Wooden spoke to MEN Sport about Mengi earlier this season and tipped him to observe in Brandon Williams’ footsteps into the primary group.
“Teden has been unbelievable,” Wooden stated.”He got here as much as us fairly early on within the season and, a bit like Brandon in a way, he got here from the 18s and took his probability. He performed rather well and he stored his place within the group.
“And when he dropped again down on the finish of the season to guide the Youth Cup group, he put in some glorious performances there. We’ll be seeking to work with him subsequent season and he is one [player] we wish to ‘do a Brandon’ with, push him on and the objective is to attempt to get him pushed up into that first group if we will.”
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It stays to be seen how a lot of a shake-up United’s squad numbers will get this summer season.
With the potential arrival of Jadon Sancho and departures for Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling, probably amongst others, there might be another main adjustments.