Youngsters James Wilson and Tom Lawrence start for Man Utd vs Hull
UPDATE: Wilson has scored on his debut. Watch the goal here.
Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has named James Wilson and Tom Lawrence in the starting line-up for this evening’s game against Hull.
Wilson, aged 18, is a striker. The England Under-17 caught the eye with a spectacular goal for United’s Under-21 side recently.
Lawrence, aged 20, is a Wales Under-21 forward who has enjoyed a promising loan spells at Carlisle and Yeovil this season.
Assistant manager Nicky Butt explained: “We’ve brought in four lads who have been with the club from a very early age and have come right through the ranks, that is very important for this club.
“The coaching staff had a chat about it and we thought it was important to bring the young lads in at this point.
“They will bring us speed, energy and they will enjoy it and give their all, that has been a big part in picking the squad.”
Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Buttner, Carrick, Fellaini, Januzaj, Lawrence, Kagawa, Wilson. Subs: Mata, Giggs, Vidic, Young, van Persie, Keane, Amos.
Hull: Jakupovic, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Quinn, Koren, Meyler, Rosenior, Long, Boyd. Subs: Huddlestone, Fryatt, Livermore, Jelavic, Sagbo, Harper, Faye.