The United way: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promotes two youth players for Cardiff clash

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Solskjaer has promoted two young players to the squad (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promoted two academy players to the first team squad for Manchester Uniteds trip to Cardiff in his first match as interim manager.

The Norweigian was placed in temporary charge of his former club this week, tasked with restoring harmony in the squad and putting supporters at ease until a permanent appointment is made at the end of the season.

Solskjaer played under managerial great and Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson – a man who was known for giving youth a chance – and he revealed he had been in contact with the retired Scot to seek some advice over managing one of the biggest clubs on the planet.

Gomes will make the trip to Cardiff (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)
Will Garner get a chance to shine? (Picture: MB Media/Getty Images)

One tip the baby faced assassin has clearly picked up is to hand academy prospects the opportunity to travel with the first team and he has promptly promoted both Angel Gomes and James Garner to the squad for his first game in charge.

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Gomes featured off the bench once under Mourinho against Crystal Palace in 2017 – becoming Uniteds youngest player in the Premier League era in the process – and is highly rated among the clubs staff, while Garner was included in the squad for Uniteds trip to Valencia in recent weeks.

Gomes, 18, is an attacking midfielder, while Garner, 17, is a deeper-lying central midfielder.

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