Tuanzebe, Gomes, Gribbin - Three Manchester United wonderkids to watch in 2016

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Which Manchester United kids should fans keep an eye on in 2016?

It has been an unexpectedly big few weeks for Manchester United's youngsters, thrust into first team action with regulars out injured.

Guillemo Varela has acquitted himself well, while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson looks better with every appearance, and Jesse Lingard has scored his first Premier League goal.

It is tough to say whether the first team beckons for more in 2016, but here are three academy players to keep an eye on...

Axel Tuanzebe

The centre-back is in his second season at Manchester United, and is the most likely of this trio to make his first team bow this season. Tuanzebe has already been named on the bench in recent games, with Louis van Gaal an admirer. The DR Congo born defender is hoping to become the first player born in the country to represent United.

Angel Gomes

Winger Angel Gomes is just 15-years-old, but is already making waves at Old Trafford. The talented prospect is an England under-16 international, and already featuring for United's under-18 side, scoring his first goal for them in November. A first team call is unlikely in 2016, but he is considered a real prodigy, and his progress is essential for United fans to track.

Callum Gribbin

Attacking midfielder Callum Gribbin has made a good impression in 2015, and will be hoping to step it up in 2016. Gribbin recently turned 17, and has featured for the under-21 side. He has shown himself capable of scoring dazzling solo goals, and impressive free kicks, and if he continues his rapid progress then a first team call, even in pre-season, could be on the agenda.

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