Erik ten Hag to hand three Man Utd youngsters golden opportunity with senior team this summer
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen to give youth a chance this summer, with three youngsters set to be called up to the first team.
Ten Hag is eager to invest in his squad in the transfer window, with the Dutchman seemingly keen to rebuild in almost every position this summer.
A number of fringe players are expected to be sold in order to raise funds for new stars at the Theatre of Dreams.
Harry Kane has emerged as the club's priority target, as Ten Hag seeks to add a proven goalscorer to his ranks.
While a series of high profile midfielders and defenders have been linked with moves to Old Trafford.
But in the meantime, the Red Devils boss is expected to give some of his academy products a chance in order to assess their futures at United.
Three Man Utd stars set to join first team
Amad Diallo, who has enjoyed an incredible loan spell with Sunderland in the Championship, is one of three youngsters set to be given an opportunity in the senior set-up, claim the Manchester Evening News.
The 20-year-old notched 14 goals for the Tyneside club, thrusting himself into contention for first-team football at Old Trafford next season. Although Ten Hag is thought to want to see him in action before making any firm decisions over his future.
Meanwhile, Alvaro Fernandez, also 20, impressed for Preston North End this term and is reportedly already attracting interest from other clubs.
The Spanish left-back has both Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia in front of him in the pecking order so is likely to go out on loan again, but valuable first-team experience should prove useful.
Hanninal Mejbri is the third name of the list, with the 20-year-old midfielder also expected to be a part of Ten Hag's pre-season after returning from loan at Birmingham City.
Meanwhile, United's lack of striker options could see Charlie McNeill involved following an impressive half-season with Newport County.
The 19-year-old Englishman is entering the final year of his current contract at Old Trafford and pre-season could prove critical as to whether he is offered a new deal at the club.