Matt Miazga may not be contributing in the Premier League the way many Red Bulls fans hoped he would, but another academy alum could be poised to make his debut with one of the biggest clubs in the world.
On Saturday, May 6, multiple outlets noted Matt Olosunde's presence in the Manchester United squad that traveled to London for its Sunday showdown with Arsenal.
De Gea, Romero, Joel Pereira, Darmian, Matthew Olosunde, Smalling, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Jones, Blind— Manchester United (@ManUtdUpdates_) May 6, 2017
Demetri Mitchell, Carrick (1/2) #MUFC
(2/2) Scott McTominay, Matty Willock, Pogba, Herrera, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Rashford, Rooney and Martial [M.E.N] #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtdUpdates_) May 6, 2017
The Sun snapped the former New York Red Bulls Academy player boarding the Man United team bus. And he has received multiple snapshot profiles in the UK press in the build-up to what could be his Premier League debut.
With Manchester United preparing for a crucial Europa League against Celta Vigo this week, Man United manager Jose Mourinho is expected to take a page out of RBNY head coach Jesse Marsch's playbook and rest key players for the Sunday game to keep them fresh for the big match on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old Olosunde was acquired by Man United from the Red Bulls in early 2016, but has to date only appeared for the club's reserve and youth teams.
Man United starters Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are expected to be out this week, so Olosunde could very well find himself on the pitch - and at the very least the bench for the Sunday EPL match.
Glory Glory Matt Olosunde!