Mourinho shows faith in three youngsters with important changing room decision

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Despite putting in a string of impressive performances in the second half of the 2015-16 season, there was one thing Marcus Rashford was never able to achieve under the management of Louis van Gaal.

The 18-year-old, who was a part of the England team at Euro 2016, was never afforded the honour of having a place in the Manchester United first team changing room at their Carrington training facility.

It was seen as a rather bizarre decision by LVG at the time, and it appears to have been one of the first things that new United boss Jose Mourinho has changed since taking over.


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As reported by The Sun, rather than having to change in the youth facilities, Rashford has been promoted to his rightful place amongst the team's big name players.

And it isn't only the young striker who is moving up in the world. The report also notes that fellow youngsters Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have both also made the move.

Although Mourinho has never been particularly known for bringing through young players during his managerial career, the former Chelsea boss does appear to be impressed with the crop of talent he has at his disposal at Old Trafford.

In Rashford, in particular, the Red Devils hope they have a star of the future on their hands. Having been one of the few England players to enhance his reputation during Euro 2016, it would have been foolish to keep the 18-year-old in limbo with regards to his training routine.

Now that he, Fosu-Mensah and Borthwick-Jackson are fully embedded in the first team set up, Mourinho will be hoping all three youngsters can repay his faith in them when the new Premier League season gets underway next month.

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