With the Red Devils standing firm in keeping Paul Pogba at the club, some Manchester United youngsters hoping to get a look-in may be feeling slightly demoralised.
Even after a reported bust-up between the World Cup winner and Jose Mourinho, Manchester United are refusing to sell their midfield star despite interest from Catalan giants Barcelona.
Mourinho is a manager becoming well-known for favouring senior players over young players. With a senior player the standard of Paul Pogba staying at the club, it becomes an even slimmer possibility that he will give young players a chance at the club with the World Cup winner still patrolling the midfield.
In particular, these two players, who are nearing an age where they will want first-team, will be particularly disappointed the Frenchman is staying…
Scott McTominay has started to be on the fringes of the first team set-up at Old Trafford, gradually getting first team action.
Now Paul Pogba is staying, the chances for the Scotsman to get regular football have somewhat diminished.
The 6ft 4 central midfielder is a genuine box-to-box midfielder, he has great energy, is tidy in the pass and breaks up play well.
Now 21-years-old, Lancaster-born McTominay needs first team football to really kick-on at Old Trafford.
Angel Gomes is one of the most highly rated talents at Old Trafford.
The 17-year-old scored five goals in 12 appearances for the England under-17 side. The winger is full of pace and trickery.
With fellow England youth international Callum Hudson-Odoi coming through at Chelsea at the same age as Angel Gomes, the youngster will be enviously looking on hoping for a chance to prove himself at Old Trafford.