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Teden Mengi has the ability to replace Phil Jones for United. The youngster is a rising talent for the Red Devils.

Phil Jones has been part of the United squad for about a decade. But he has never been able to secure a permanent spot in the defense. United do have a number of defenders in their squad. Out of which Chris Smalling and Marcus Rojo are out on loan.

But it is a popular opinion that Jones was the one that should have left. While Smalling is having a wonderful spell at Roma, Jones has only got 8 appearances. Mostly being on the sidelines, Red Devils supporters have long been hoping for a replacement.

Phil Jones has been on the sidelines for most of United's games.
Phil Jones has been on the sidelines for most of United’s games.

Supporters can now be happy with Teden Mengi rising up the ranks. The youngster has been an impressive player and is likely to take Jones’s position in the squad. As per reports, Mengi has caught the eye of United bosses and will soon be given a first-team opportunity.

Teden Mengi is a rising star.

Teden Mengi will be the next academy player to make the first team for United.
Teden Mengi will be the next academy player to make the first team for United. Source: Getty Images.

Mengi became 18 just recently and is one of the rising stars. He is a United academy product and has been impressive with his play. Mengi was the captain of United’s under-18 squad that got to the FA Youth cup semifinals. He then soon got into the under-23 squad and also traveled with Ole Gunnar.

Teden Mengi has not yet made a debut for the first team. But according to MENsports, he is likely to get a chance soon. Considering the talent he has, it is likely the youngster will take up Phil Jones’s position in the squad. Axel Tuanzebe is also an equally good CB who recently got a chance. Hence, Mengi is also likely to impress the United boss if he is given the opportunity.

Even his under-23 coach Neil Wood believes he has a good future ahead of him. So we may soon see the youngster rise up the ranks and play for the main squad. Ole is also keen on nurturing young academy graduates. If Mengi is able to seize an opportunity he can be a regular in the lineup.

Neil Wood believes he can follow Brandon Williams’s path.

Neil Wood sees a bright future for Mengi at United
Neil Wood sees a bright future for Mengi at United. Source: Getty Images.

Neil Wood is the boss of United’s under-23 squad. Wood believes Mengi will have a bright future ahead of him. He also thinks it’s time for the youngster to make it to the next level. The U-23 boss wants Mengi to follow Brandon Williams’s path.

Like Mengi, Brandon was also a U-23 player before breaking through to Ole’s squad. Neil Wood thinks the high of 18-year-old and wants him to consider Brandon’s example. The U-23 boss will look to push Mengi up the ranks to encourage a bright future for him.

With Jones on the bench, Mengi will try to pursue a spot in the squad. Ole is keen to promote raw young talent. If Mengi can catch the Norwegian’s eye he can secure a bright future for himself. He has many more football years ahead of him. With sheer will and hard work he can surely rise up the ranks. Also, a young talent like Teden Mengi will be a great addition to Ole’s lineup. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to create a powerful squad during his reins and regain United’s former glory.

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