Teden Mengi has been tipped to emerge as Manchester United's next local hero after breaking into the first team.
The defender made his senior debut in the Europa League this season and featured against LASK last week.
Mengi, 18,who is from Manchester, also trained with the first team during the coronavirus lockdown and has made a positive impression on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad,
"Everyone in the club is proud of him as we are with any player who makes his debut," reserve boss Neil Wood told the Manchester Evening News.
"Teden has been at the club a long time, he has been here since a very young boy and there have been a lot of coaches to have played a part in his journey along the way.
"You have to give Teden massive credit as well. The way he came up to us to train with the the U23s this time last year, the season he had, the way he is every day, the way he works.
"He got the chance to go in and train with the first team during the lockdown because of those performances, because of that attitude, because he trains the right way everyday. That was the opportunity which he was given.
"I spoke to the first-team staff and he has done really well training with the first-team. So it is great that the manager trusts him to put him in a Europa League game, that is what the manager has been doing this year. If they are good enough and show they can cope up there then he will give them a chance."
United continue their Europa League adventure tonight when Solksjaer's men take on Spanish side Sevilla for a place in Friday's final.
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