Over at Chelsea, Frank Lampard has been giving his young players a chance to prove themselves.

Tammy Abraham has flourished this season, scoring eight goals from as many matches in the top flight, while Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have caught the eye too.

United’s coaches are said to feel, though, that there’s a big difference between the respective sets of players.

They supposedly think Chelsea’s young guns have been better prepared for the first team by spending time out on loan elsewhere.

Abraham spent time at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa before returning to Stamford Bridge back in the summer.

Mount, meanwhile, had enjoyed positive loan spells at Vitesse and Derby County, playing under Lampard during his time with the latter.