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Teden Mengi discusses Man United ambitions after captaining U21s in 6-0 win over Salford City

Teden Mengi is a youngster a lot of people are excited about at Manchester United. The youth teams are making progress with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer happy to invest heavily to ensure the player’s coming through are the best they can be.

According to the Mirror, he captained United’s U21 side to a 6-0 win over Salford in the EFL Trophy.

Mengi is taking all the attention in his stride.

“For me I am not looking too far ahead just working as hard as I can,” Mengi told the Mirror. “I look at the next game and the game after that and if the opportunity comes, it comes.

“It is down to me to keep working hard. If that opportunity comes then I should take it.

“Training with the first team has been 100 percent really beneficial for me, learning how they play, difference of speed in how they play. It has been really good to be around.

“Seeing experienced players, players who have played in the first team for years and years and the best players in the world is a really good experience.

“You learn so much from them even by training with them just once. It is a big eye opener so yes I have loved it.”

His first senior debut came during the Europa League knockout-stage match against LASK (second leg).

He has also appeared for United’s 16s, U18s and U23 teams so it will be quite the story if he can become a first team regular one day. Axel Tuanzebe has a similar story and they are expected to fight for a place in the not too distant future.

On top of that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be looking to sign a centre-back this summer. Harry Maguire doesn’t have a partner and Victor Lindelof isn’t the answer. Eric Bailly can’t stay fit and I’ve no faith whatsoever in Marcos Rojo.

It’s a shame that Tuanzebe has not been able to stay fit because out of all the defenders at the club fighting to start alongside Maguire, I think he’s the best out of the lot.

That’s big praise for a defender who hasn’t made many appearances for United’s first team but he would have played a lot more last season if he wasn’t injured.

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