Tosin Kehinde trains with Manchester United first team with a debut possible soon

by Harry Robinson

Young midfielder Tosin Kehinde could be set for his first involvement with the Manchester United first team after taking part in training earlier this week.

The Nigerian has been one of the best players for Man United’s under-23s side this season, displaying a superb consistency of quality performances.

He revealed he was part of Jose Mourinho’s training session on Friday.

With Paul Pogba serving the third and final game of a three-match suspension for a red card received against Arsenal two weeks ago, and Marouane Fellaini injured until the New Year, Kehinde could be involved with the United squad for their Premier League away trip to West Bromwich Albion.

A fine footballer, Kehinde isn’t a huge presence physically at 5ft 8in, but his importance to the current under-23s side cannot be understated. Excellent footwork and passing range and vision allows Kehinde to drift wide and take players on, while also feeding balls to strikers James Wilson and Josh Bohui.

Kehinde made his under-21s debut at the age of just 16 in the 2013/14 season. He was unfortunate to miss the entire 2014/15 season through injuries and administration issues but has been impressing ever since returning, both for the under-18s and under-23s.

Pogba and Fellaini are out, and with a very busy period coming up, as well as an EFL Cup quarter-final next week, Kehinde could be involved soon and, if he does make his debut, will become the first ever Nigerian to play for United.

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