Mengi Week is back in Manchester United training sessions as his goal is to build fitness after injury while on loan at Birmingham City, where he played 10 games
Promising center-back, 20, he joined the Blues in the second half of the season in January after making just one appearance for United in the months leading up to that time. Mengi has played 10 games for Birmingham, but a minor injury means he has returned to his home club for rehab.
The Manchester-born would not be ready in time for Saturday’s final clash in the championship Blackburn Rovers but could appear in United’s trip to Crystal Palace the last day Premier League season later in May. Statement of Fr. Official site of the Red Devils reads: “The club from another city have kindly given permission to Week to stay to train with United, and our season does not end until May 22, to regain full fitness.”
Mengi will hopefully leave a strong impression during the preseason and catch the eye Eric the Hague, who will take over as the club’s next permanent manager this summer. After joining United at the age of seven, the defender went on to captain the youth team, and his leadership was described by the former boss as one of his key strengths. Ole Gunnar Solskjaerwho presented him with his senior debut in November 2019.
“The week definitely impressed me,” Solskjaer said in September 2020. “There are different defenders of trust on the big stage, of course. they made him captain when he was 18. You can see something special in them. The week has something special in it. It’s about choosing the right moment to give him a chance. “
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Solskjaer’s comparison between Mengi and De Ligto is particularly apt because Ten Hague named the latter the youngest Ajax captain ever at the age of 19. Juventus In 2019 after leading the Amsterdam giant to the Eredivisie-Dutch Cup duo.
In contrast, Mengi – who played for England at the under-20 level – made just two senior appearances for United after turning 20 at the end of April. The second of them happened in the December 1-1 draw with the Young Boys in Champions League the group stage because then-newly appointed interim manager Ralf Rangnick made big changes to his team.