Manchester United coaches know they are asking too much of their young stars to help turn around the club’s fortunes, similar to what is happening at Chelsea.

United have made their worst start to a season in 30 years and currently find themselves just two points off the relegation zone after eight games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose position as manager is becoming increasingly under threat, insists the team’s form will pick up one several of his stars are back from injury.

But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the current squad of players is not strong enough to compete at the top end of the Premier League.

Marcus Rashford is struggling to make an impact in attack for Man Utd this season

Marcus Rashford is struggling to make an impact in attack for Man Utd this season
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The lack of options available to Solskjaer has led him to field several younger players so far this season.

And the Norwegian has repeatedly talked up the crop of youngsters in which he is placing such faith.

Last month, he said 18-year-old forward Mason Greenwood was ”one of the best finishers I have seen”, despite him never starting a Premier League game.

According to the BBC though, coaches at Old Trafford know they are asking too much of Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Brandon Williams to come in and improve the team at the moment.

Chelsea youngsters have excelled this season under Frank Lampard

Chelsea youngsters have excelled this season under Frank Lampard
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And they note that Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori – who have all excelled for Chelsea this season – have had two or three loan spells away from Stamford Bridge to further their footballing education.

Abraham, who has scored eight Premier League goals this season and turned 22 on October 2, is four weeks older than Marcus Rashford, who is having to shoulder United’s attacking responsibilities virtually on his own.

Mount has been brilliant for Frank Lampard’s side after returning from a loan spell with Championship side Derby County last season.

Tomori joined Mount at Pride Park and has also began to flourish after a loan spell, as did Ruben Loftus-Cheek before his injury at the end of last season.

Mason Greenwood is yet to start a Premier League game for Man Utd

Mason Greenwood is yet to start a Premier League game for Man Utd
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The fear at the club is United’s youngsters will get so used to losing, it will become a hard habit to break.

A 1-0 loss to struggling Newcastle United on Sunday means the team go into the international beak with lots to ponder.

Solskjaer will be hoping for everyone to be up to speed fitness wise ahead of the daunting clash with Liverpool in two weeks time.

Life at Anfield could not be more different at the moment with Jurgen Klopp’s side looking to equal the record of 18 successive Premier League wins.

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