Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been giving youngsters their chance at Manchester United and on Sunday he named the youngest side of the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils were playing Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday and the starting XI had an average age of 23 years and 350 days.
The line-up included one player born this century, Brandon Williams, who is just the second person to start for United in the Premier League who was born in the 2000s.
Williams was making his full Premier League debut for Solskjaer’s side against Brighton.
It was also their youngest team fielded since their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in May 2017.
On Saturday, Chelsea had set the youngest starting XI in the Premier League so far this season as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0.
Frank Lampard named a side with an average age of 24 years and 88 days and was their youngest ever fielded in the competition.
That record stood for a little over 24 hours until it was broken by Manchester United on Sunday.
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The Red Devils had further teenagers they could have called upon as Mason Greenwood and James Garner were named among the substitutes.
Andreas Pereira opened the scoring for United at Old Trafford after just 17 minutes to give them a 1-0 lead.
Davy Propper put into his own net two minutes later as they doubled their lead.
Lewis Dunk got a goal back for the visitors in the 64th minute before Marcus Rashford restored United’s two-goal cushion two minutes later to make the final score 3-1.
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