Having made a public promise to give youngsters a chance in the first-team, it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping his word.
The Norwegian saw the fruits of such an approach during the club’s pre-season tour in the summer, where the likes of Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and Axel Tuanzebe all shined at various points.
And having resisted the temptation to throw them into the deep end in the Premier League, Solskjaer has changed tack for the side’s opening game of the Europa League against Astana.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the United boss confirmed the likes of Greenwood, Tuanzebe and Sergio Romero would all be starting.
Now, ahead of the evening kick-off, the club’s official Twitter account has revealed that 19-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes has also been given a rare opportunity to start.
After hearing about the team selection, United fans flooded to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation.
Many supporters of the Manchester side appear to be in dreamland with the news, with one fan in particular saying it is the best moment of his life – bit far perhaps.
Some fans hailed Solskjaer’s decision to hand the youngsters a chance, with many revelling in how exciting the team is.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
GOMES AND GREENWOOD START! pic.twitter.com/ifPeUcDXpN
— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) September 19, 2019
Can you marry a tweet?
— Josh Sullŷ (@ManUnitedMedia) September 19, 2019
We got what we wanted, Win now
— Steven (@UtdStevenn) September 19, 2019
— Rafi (@rafi6k) September 19, 2019
Astana aint ready pic.twitter.com/YCtKSxnwfL
— Zach™️ (@mufczach) September 19, 2019
YESSSSS FINALLY THE A TEAM
— AxAs (@AxAs23) September 19, 2019
huge W for Ole this selection. If Jimmy comes on 2nd half I m gonna be so happy. Rashford should ve been rested but not enough numbers..
— Stelios (@_Steli0s) September 19, 2019
This is the best moment of my entire life !!
— Jaden Beattie (@Jaden_Beattie) September 19, 2019