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Gareth Southgate offers youngster advice amid Man Utd transfer speculation

It was previously reported by the Daily Mail that Manchester United are interested in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The 18-year-old recently made his debut for England against the Czech Republic and many feel he has a bright future in the game, including German champs Bayern Munich who wanted to sign him in January.

However, England manager Gareth Southgate believes the teenager is progressing well under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, despite not getting anywhere near the game time fans expect.

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Still, Southgate insists he should stay at Stamford Bridge, as quoted by Football.London: “If you look at number of appearances, he has actually been on the field quite a lot. And I know from when we were talking with the club earlier in the season how much faith Maurizio has in him. He has got some outstanding players just in front of him but he’s slowly getting more and more game time.” 

But at United he wouldn’t have those outstanding players in front of him. Not on the right.

It’s an area United really lack in but by fixing it could become one of the most potent attacks in English football, with Anthony Martial drifting in off the left and Marcus Rashford providing brilliance up front – not forgetting the opportunity to utilise the English striker and United’s best finisher Romelu Lukaku.

Southgate went on to use Rashford as an example to Hudson-Odoi: “So, I think he’s maturing well. There doesn’t need to be a rush for him. We’ve seen that with Marcus Rashford and his development. He’s getting first-team football and that’s important. For us, I think his progress is good.”

Hudson-Odoi is having his breakthrough season but because of the lack of starts under Sarri, it’s difficult to compare him to fellow England international Jadon Sancho, also 18 but tearing it up in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.

United are being linked with both players…

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