Manchester United ended the summer transfer window without signing a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku finally left for Inter Milan on deadline after weeks of negotiations between the two clubs.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had previously stated that replacements would be found for outgoing players but the Reds are now a goalscorer short going into the new campaign.
And it seems Solskjaer will now give United’s academy graduates the chance to share Lukaku’s minutes this season.
Manchester Evening News writer Samuel Luckhurst says that the emerging Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong will all ‘offset the loss’ of the Belgian international.
All three youngsters are hugely talented prospects and excited fans during pre-season, but there is still a lot of pressure to step up to the first-team this season.
Greenwood, 17, particularly impressed on tour and there are high hopes for him at Old Trafford.
The teenage sensation could feature during Sunday’s mouth-watering Premier League opener against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Old Trafford.
It’s a crucial game first up for Solskjaer’s men as a win would breed positivity after a largely frustrating summer window for United fans in which key areas, notably central midfield, were not addressed.
Let’s hope the youngsters can take their chance and show us what they are made of this season.