Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed a senior debut to one of the club’s interesting youngsters Ethan Galbraith who is rated as one of the best prospects in the club during their last season’s 2-1 defeat to Astana in the Europa League and he has not been seen again.

Ethan Galbraith might be young but the quality that was seen in him about a year ago still rings a bell in the mind of Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough who claims the youngster is being neglected.

Ian Baraclough has already handed Ethan Galbraith his senior national team debut and he is now making a case for the youngster to be used by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, especially now that he is not getting the positive results from his current crop of players.

Although, Ethan Galbraith has been regular with the Red Devil’s U-23 team but he has been tipped to have all it takes to play for the first team as he is tipped to be the “little Andres Iniesta or Xavi”.
The performance of the 19-year-old when he played his first game for the senior team is believed to be enough to catch the eye and that has earned him another call into the Northern Ireland squad for their Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia.

Speaking via Man United website, Ian Baraclough said “Ethan, over the last six months, we’ve seen a maturity in his play and the way he goes about his work day to day. He’s excelled with the Under-21s and he’s a different type of player to anyone we’ve got in the senior squad.

“Hopefully it’s the start of a long career for him. Not to put much pressure on his shoulders, but he’s out little [Andres] Iniesta or Xavi, someone who can get on the ball and manipulate the ball and find positive passes. Over the coming years, he will give us a different flavour to the squad” he added


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.