Manchester United: Fans excited after youngster is considered as Ashley Young’s replacement

Manchester United fans were left feeling excited after youngster Ethan Laird among the youth team players being considered for promotion to the senior squad.

According to a report by the Manchester Evening News, the player is one among three youngsters who the club are contemplating in promoting to the first-team thanks to a shortage of players. While Laird could rather be a replacement for Ashley Young, Largie Ramazani is additionally within the frame for a move up thanks to the limited options in attack following Marcus Rashford’s injury.

Youth team players are afforded more and more opportunities this season with the likes of Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, James Garner and Mason Greenwood all having made Premier League appearances (via WhoScored). The Bradford-born ace has made quite the impact, scoring ninefold in 28 appearances across all competitions (via Transfermarkt).

Fans were left feeling over the moon with the report from British publication as they took to Twitter to react. Here may be a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:

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