Charlie Savage played in the friendlies against Liverpool and Melbourne Victory

Charlie Savage performed within the friendlies towards Liverpool and Melbourne Victory (Image: Getty Pictures)

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has praised Pink Devils children Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal for his or her performances in pre-season.

New United boss Erik ten Hag has afforded the pair alternatives to shine as United step up their preparations for the 2022/23 marketing campaign.

Each gamers featured as substitutes within the pleasant wins over Liverpool in Thailand and Melbourne Victory in Australia.

Savage and Iqbal made their senior debuts within the Champions League conflict towards Younger Boys at Previous Trafford final season.

Ferdinand has been impressed with the shows produced by the 19-year-old midfielders and thinks they’ve supplied ‘good meals for thought’.

‘I’ve watched the final two pre-season friendlies and the younger lads in midfield there – Charlie Savage has been wonderful, Zidane’s been excellent as effectively,’ Rio informed the FIVE YouTube channel.

‘So I feel it’s good meals for thought.

Zidane Iqbal is another promising academy starlet

Zidane Iqbal is one other promising academy starlet (Image: Getty Pictures)

‘It’s at all times that manner in pre-season, you get a few gamers who come out of nowhere and also you go I didn’t anticipate that from them.

‘I bear in mind Jesse Lingard all them years in the past when David Moyes got here and I bear in mind Moyes saying to me, “Rio, I didn’t know Jesse Lingard was that good”.

‘[Wilfried] Zaha was sensible in pre-season, it didn’t fairly work out for him in the long term however you may get your alternative in pre-season and fly. I’m enthusiastic about a few of the younger gamers getting alternatives in pre-season, it’s good.’

United have a variety of pre-season video games left earlier than the brand new season kicks off in early August.

Up subsequent is a gathering with Crystal Palace, earlier than clashes towards Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.


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