Meet Man Utd kids to take on Astana as Laird, Levitt and Bernard get set for debuts with average team age of 22 – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will play a team with an average age of just 22, a competition record.

United are already through and will look to top Group L of their Europa League campaign.

With an average age of just 22, it could be the youngest side in the competition's history.

On the United bench is expected to be "inspiration" cancer survivor Max Taylor, 19.

Here, SunSport looks at the six teenagers who are bidding to make their mark on the club…

Ethan Laird, 18, right-back

Joined United’s academy at the age of nine and, after impressing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He scored the Under-21s’ opening goal in the 2-0 Trophy win at Rotherham back in August.

Di’Shon Bernard, 19, centre-back

Imposing central defender signed from Chelsea in July 2017.

Bernard also knows where the goal is — netting four times in 21 games for the Under-18s before graduating to the Under-23s this season.

Dylan Levitt, 19, attacking midfield

The classy Welsh playmaker has been with United since he was eight.

Known for being cool-headed — and scored a number of penalties at youth level.

Was called up to Wales seniors for recent qualifiers and came on as Ryan Giggs' side qualified for Euro 2020 by beating Hungary 2-0.

James Garner, 18, centre midfield

Michael Carrick — the former United midfield anchor — has raved about Garner’s eye for a pass.

After making his senior debut in February, he made a first start in October’s 1-0 win at Partizan Belgrade.

Tahith Chong, 19, winger

The Dutchman is a pacy wide man, with a hairdo not dissimilar to Marouane Fellaini.

Chong arrived from Feyenoord in 2016 and made his league debut as a sub in a 3-2 win over Southampton in March.

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