Louis Jackson is expected to make the team at Manchester United.
Louis Jackson has been tipped to make the cut at Manchester United after being named one of the top 20 prospects at Premier League clubs.
The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson (no relation) identified the defender as one to keep an eye on.
Back in May, as a 16-year-old, the Scot impressed for the Red Devils in their FA Youth Cup Final victory over Nottingham Forest.
Tyler Fredricson fell ill hours before the game, opening the door for Jackson, who was not expected to start.
And in front of 67,492 at Old Trafford, the defender grabbed at his opportunity with both hands.
Jackson’s talents did not go unnoticed that day, with his coaches confident in his ability to step up to the occasion.
After all, this is a player who did not look out of place playing Under-23s football at the tender age of 15 years.
Now 17, the Oldham-born center-back has represented Scotland at the youth level and has a fine example to look up to.
Darren Fletcher keeps abreast of matters relating to the youth sides and is on hand to help the youngsters with their development.
And Louis Jackson can certainly depend on his fellow countryman to lend his experience:
“He’s a man I look up to and he’s a great role model for the younger players like me.”
While promotion to the senior team is some way off, Jackson’s ability to perform under pressure will stand him in good stead as he looks to forge a career for himself at Old Trafford.