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Manchester United promote SIX youngsters to their Champions League squad to face Young Boys


Proud dad Robbie Savage admits he was ‘starting to tear up’ after his son Charlie was among SIX Manchester United youngsters promoted to the bench for Champions League clash against Young Boys

  • Man United played Young Boys in their final Champions League group clash
  • Ralf Rangnick named six youngsters in the squad for the tie at Old Trafford
  • Robbie Savage’s son, Charlie, 18, was amongst the kids given a chance to shine 
  • The Red Devils were already group winners and have qualified for the last 16











Robbie Savage admitted on BT Sport that he was ‘tearing up’ after his son Charlie was named amongst the substitutes for Manchester United’s clash against Young Boys in their final group game in the Champions League.

Charlie, who put pen-to-paper on a professional contract with the Red Devils back in April, could make his debut on match day six of Europe’s elite competition. 

The 18-year-old midfielder has come through the youth ranks and was named alongside fellow teammates Bjorn Hardley, 18, Charlie Wellens, 19, Sam Mather, 17, Zidane Iqbal, 18, and Shola Shoretire, 17, the latter had already played for the first team.

Charlie Savage warms up before Man United's final group game in the Champions League

Charlie Savage warms up before Man United’s final group game in the Champions League

Robbie Savage (right) greets Ralf Rangnick ahead of the tie against Young Boys at Old Trafford

Robbie Savage (right) greets Ralf Rangnick ahead of the tie against Young Boys at Old Trafford

Charlie’s father, Robbie, who was commentating on the match, could not contain his emotions when speaking with presenter Jake Humphrey when he heard the news that his son is amongst the substitutes. 

‘I’m starting to tear up because Charlie has achieved so much in his young life,’ he said.

‘He’s never been top of the class but his application, his work ethic and desire has got him to where he is. 

‘My father who’s sadly not with us would be looking down proud of his grandson. Even if he doesn’t get on the pitch, whatever happens for the rest of his life he’s been on the bench for Manchester United. 

‘He’s done it on his own and all the coaches have played a huge part so I’m absolutely delighted.

Savage is key member of the United youth set-up and was handed the chance to impress

Savage is key member of the United youth set-up and was handed the chance to impress

The 18-year-old midfielder was one of six starlets to be handed the chance under Ralf Rangnick

The 18-year-old midfielder was one of six starlets to be handed the chance under Ralf Rangnick

‘If he gets on to grace the Theatre of Dreams, his nana at home will be in tears now. He’s a great kid and he’ll do everything.

‘He’s a great player and has a wonderful left foot. He can run and I think he’s the second fittest at the club. Take it all in because he’s one very lucky boy but a boy who’s worked incredibly hard.’

New interim manager Ralf Rangnick brought on Swedish teenager Anthony Elanga against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The 63-year-old, who is in interim charge, may well give academy players the chance to experience competitive first team action as part of their development in the coming months





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