The Manchester United U18 team put together a fantastic season in 2020/21. While the team missed the title by a single point, there were a number of standout players.

We picked seven of the top U23 players earlier this week and it was a lot harder to narrow down the top seven U18 stars.

There was a high bar and that meant third-highest goalscorer Alejandro Garnacho didn’t quite finish. There was also no place for Zidane Iqbal, who played brilliantly but was absent for several months due to injury.

Omari Forson was another unlucky person who was missed while we don’t list Joe Hugill’s performance at this level as he made it into the top seven of the U23.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the under-18 picks, some if not all of whom could move up to the 23 year olds next season.

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Charlie McNeill

There’s only one place to start. Charlie McNeill scored 24 goals in 21 league games, averaging one goal every 72 minutes.

The former City talent played confidently and also provided six assists in his last seven games.

The young striker scored more league goals than any other U18 player in England.

McNeill played with a boast and made everyone around him better. He has a very bright future ahead of him.

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Isak Hansen-Aaroen

The Norwegian talent Isak Hansen-Aaroen plays like a future star of the first team. United won 15 of the 16 games he played.

The midfielder helped the young United side control possession and enable comfortable play from low or high on the pitch.

Hansen-Aaroen told VG earlier this month he hoped to make his first-team debut within a year. That sounds ambitious, but it is definitely possible. He has the talent.

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Martin Svidersky

Svidersky enjoyed the responsibility as captain of the team and divided his time into roles in defensive midfield and as a central defender.

In addition to his 20 appearances for the U18, the Slovak also made eight U23 appearances.

United won 19 of the 20 games he played, which shows his importance to the team. Unfortunately, his only goal came in the one game he lost.

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Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage has proven this season that he has an earnings contract with United, and not just by his uncle’s name.

He was one of United’s most consistent players for the U18s, providing seven assists. He also chipped with three goals.

Savage played 23 of the 24 games, was once captain of the team and served in a defensive midfield role. He also showed his adaptability when he stepped in as a left-back at the end of the season.

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Noam Emeran

French winger Noam Emeran’s first 18 months at United were ruined by injuries so this season was all about catching up.

He showed with a number of noticeable performances, especially early in the season, that it is worth waiting for.

Emeran scored five goals and provided six assists and was called up to United’s U23 team.

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Dillon Hoogewerf

Dillon Hoogewerf’s season took a while to warm up and when he got going he was unstoppable.

The Dutchman scored 12 goals and provided 11 assists in 19 appearances.

He scored seven of these goals in his last five games. He also played and assisted six U23 games and will be promoted next season.

Hoogewerf is an exciting striker who likes to drop deep and at the end of the season he and McNeill were working in sync.

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Bjorn Hardley

This has been a big season for Bjorn Hardley on the defensive. In his first season for the U18, he was often used as a left-back. This season he shone as a central defender.

Hardley played well before his season was interrupted by an injury, leading the team five times.

He also played in a U23 game where he impressed and next season he will be challenged to perform there regularly. While he still has a long way to go to show that one day he can be the first team, this has been an encouraging season for him to build on.

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