In recent years, we’ve seen many brilliant young players break in from the Manchester United academy into the first team.
The likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Elanga are some of the United players who have thrilled as teenage sensation at the club.
Elanga is currently in top form for the senior team, but head of player development and coaching, Justin Cochrane, has revealed that there are many top youngsters coming through from the academy.
“There’s not a big distance between the youth and the first team here,” Colleraine said. “At other clubs, they’re on different sites and different buildings but here it’s a joined-up approach.
“We’ve taken a group to train against the first team in XI v XI so he (Rangnick) is fully aware of all the potential.
“We discuss players over various stages of the season and sometimes opportunities open up, or their performances over a sustained period of time push them up there.
“When the time is right, they will get opportunities to train, which some of them have had so far.
“What I can tell everyone is that we have some very good young players and as long as they continue to develop, progress and stick to what they need to do, which is aiming to improve daily, then I think they’ll be some quite good prospects.”