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Manchester United fans thrilled by youngsters' inclusion in travelling squad for Cardiff

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Since being appointed as Jose Mourinho's replacement at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised change the way in which the team is managed.

Solskjaer undoubtedly understands the club's ethic and that United have been starved of its traditions since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Fergie built a team based around the principle of building young stars to becoming world-beaters. David Beckham, Paul Scholes, and Ryan Giggs are just some of the players whose careers were birthed by Sir Alex.

The appointment of Jose Mourinho in 2016 saw the club shy away from their traditions, instead opting to inject hundreds of millions of pounds into blockbuster signings, aiming for immediate returns.

However, it appears that Solskjaer has already made drastic changes to his side.

According to Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst, Solskjaer has included youngsters James Garner and Angel Gomes into the travelling squad for their tie against Cardiff.

Gomes was awarded his senior debut under Mourinho at the age of 16. Meanwhile, Garner played for United during their pre-season tour of the United States, and was substituted on during the side's embarrassing Champions League defeat to Valencia.

Both players featured during the U23's draw against Derby on Thursday night and were pictured travelling with the senior squad to South Wales.

Fans are thrilled by the news. Check out some of the reactions below:

With both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez reportedly out of the tie, fans have also urged Solskjaer to introduce 17-year-old Mason Greenwood into the senior squad.

The young centre-forward has managed 11 goals and four assists in nine appearances for the U18s this season.

Solskjaer stated in his first official interview as United caretaker manager that 'everyone will be given a chance.'

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The inclusion of Garner and Gomes proves he is willing to offer his young players the experience to at least travel with the senior squad, even if they don't play.

What are your thoughts on Solskjaer's inclusions? Let us know in the comments.

Topics:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Football
Angel Gomes
Jose Mourinho
Alexis Sanchez
Premier League
Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United

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