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Erik ten Hag wants to fast-track Jack Fletcher into the Manchester United first team

Manchester United youth team midfielder Jack Fletcher has impressed manager Erik ten Hag, according to the Sun.

The Red Devils boss included the 16-year-old in the training sessions ahead of their 3-3 draw against Galatasaray on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

Fletcher has blown Ten Hag away with his performances for the under-18s since joining Man United from Manchester City in the summer, and the Dutchman is looking to fast-track his progress into the first-team.

The teenage sensation, alongside his twin Tyler, are the sons of former United star and current technical director Darren Fletcher, and the apple does not fall far from the tree.

While Fletcher did not make the travelling party to Istanbul for the Champions League clash, he is expected to become a regular face in subsequent first-team training sessions.

Ten Hag has been wowed by his attitude and maturity, and the Man United boss reckons he could soon follow in the footsteps of Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho.

The teenage duo impressed in the 3-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, and the current academy players will be desperate to prove themselves and earn a place in the first-team going forward.

Fletcher could be next, but he will likely go out on loan next season given the current options available in midfield in the senior team.

Ten Hag has a track record of giving youngsters the chance to prove themselves at first-team level, constantly doing so while at Ajax and implementing the same since becoming the manager at the Old Trafford club.

More youth team players could soon join Fletcher as the Dutchman looks to fast-track his progress, which is something the fans would love to see given how Mainoo and Garnacho have both grabbed their opportunities.