Marcos Rojo has insisted that he and his Manchester United teammates have not been surprised by the emergence of the club’s young players this season.
Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah have put in some scintillating performances for the first team recently while the likes of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Joe Riley and Guillermo Varela have also made the step up this term.
Rojo claimed that their qualities came as no surprise after he saw them up close in training.
“It might have come as a surprise to everyone else, but certainly not us. It is not a surprise for us because they have been training with us for a while so we had seen what they could do,” the Argentine said.
“Tim has great maturity and copes really under pressure, while Marcus has been vital for us and has brought us some important goals that came in fantastic wins for us. They’ve been showing their qualities out there for the first team and in important matches.”
United have a long history of promoting young players to the first team and it has been fantastic to see them carry on that tradition this season.
In what has been a season to forget for supporters, the performances of players such as Rashford and Fosu-Mensah have provided cause for optimism. Along with the likes of Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw, United have an exciting crop of young players coming through.