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Manchester United's Charlie McNeill during the UEFA Youth League match against Young Boys at Leigh Sports Village, Leigh. Wednesday December 8, 2021.

Watch: Man Utd’s Charlie McNeill scores stunning goals in training

Manchester United youngster Charlie McNeill showcased his brilliant finishing ability during a recent training session. 

McNeill, who reportedly scored over 600 goals during his time at Manchester City’s academy, joined United in 2020 in a reported £750,000 move and is regarded as one of their most exciting prospects.

He registered 13 goals and six assists for United’s Under-18s in 2021-22, including five goals in their successful FA Youth Cup campaign.

The striker also got a taste of Under-23s football over the course of the season and scored four goals in 13 Premier League 2 appearances.

“He is a goal scorer, that will always be his currency,” United coach Travis Binnion told the Manchester Evening News in March.

“It is the hardest thing in the game to do, but his all-round game is developing well. He is developing well, so we are really pleased with him.”

The 18-year-old, who has already become a fan favourite due to his shithousery, has been preparing for the new season by going through some shooting drills with an individual coach.

In a video shared on social media, McNeill did his best Ricardo Quaresma impression with a brilliant trivela goal and then scored another stunning goal with his weaker left foot.

He’s set to return to Carrington next week for pre-season training and will be hoping to catch the eye of new manager Erik ten Hag.

While he’s expected to spend 2022-23 with the Under-23s, United’s lack of strikers could present him with some first-team opportunities.

Edinson Cavani has already left the club on a free transfer while Anthony Martial has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements.

Cristiano Ronaldo is United’s only other recognised striker and the 37-year-old won’t be able to play every game as he approaches the end of his career.


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