FOUR little-known Manchester United youngsters were spotted in first-team training in a huge hint they could feature in Erik ten Hag’s plans.
The Red Devils are back in training ahead of Sunday’s visit to Elland Road for a second clash with Leeds this week.
Leeds held Man Utd to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday – but Ten Hag’s men won’t be too keen to drop points again.
They’ll have to see off the relegation-threatened Leeds without a number of key players.
Midfield enforcer Casemiro is still serving a three-game suspension after being sent off in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
And first-team midfielders Christian Eriksen, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are all nursing injuries.
The arrival of Marcel Sabitzer has, however, handed Ten Hag a huge boost in the midfield department.
Nonetheless, Ten Hag decided to hand four little-known Red Devils youngsters the chance to impress in first-team training.
Bjorn Hardley, Mateo Mejia, Noam Emeran and Sam Murray were all snapped training alongside Man Utd first-team regulars.
All of the players involved have impressed for the youth sides so far this term.
It could also be a hint that Ten Hag could deploy them in the future.
After Sunday’s clash with Leeds, United will travel to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in their Europa League last 32 tie.
A home game against Leicester follows soon after.
Barca will then return for the second leg before United play Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final on February 26.