Scott McTominay Names the Top Three Youth Prospects at Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has named the three youngsters he considers to be among the most talented in the club's youth ranks.

Coming up from the academy himself, the 23-year-old made his debut for the Red Devils in 2017 and has quickly established himself as a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjær's squad. Several have since followed in his footsteps in gaining first-team opportunities, with the likes of Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe getting multiple games for the team during this season.

In a recent Q&A on the club's website, the Scotland international was asked by a fan which players United supporters should keep an eye on for the future. While he praised the qualities of young forward Mason Greenwood, he also highlighted three more unknown players in Di'Shon Bernard, Largie Ramazani and James Garner.

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“For the younger boys? There's a lot," answered McTominay. "You see Di'Shon [Bernard], Largie [Ramazani], Jimmy [Garner], you see Mason [Greenwood], obviously, coming in and Mason's on his way to being established.

"He's not quite at that level of being a regular first-teamer, and that's what Mason has to strive to become. He's one of the most talented players that I've seen for a long time – his left-foot, right-foot shooting is ridiculous."

Defender Bernard and forward Ramazani both played in United's Europa League game at FC Astana earlier in the season, while midfielder Garner has featured in six first-team matches this term for the club, including a single Premier League appearance.

McTominay also outlined the responsibility he feels to help the aforementioned youngsters reach their full potential at Old Trafford, stating it's the 'primary goal' for everyone at the club.

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He added: "For me, it's my responsibility - Marcus, Jesse, the more experienced ones like Juan, Nemanja, Granty, for example - we've got to take a responsibility now to push these younger boys and get them up to a level where it's justifiable that they've reached their potential.

"For everyone at the football club, that's the primary goal as well. It's the same for myself: I'm getting pushed by the coaching staff every single day. If the boys don't take responsibility for their own careers, it can pass you by quickly.

"The boys who have come into the first team this year from the younger age groups have been an absolute credit.”