The cynic in me is inclined to think that club officials told Rasmus Højlund, Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo to pose on the sideline together should the situation arise during Sunday’s match against West Ham United.
Luckily for United, they got that chance during this weekend’s comprehensive 3-0 victory at Old Trafford, posing together in a way that seemed to deliberately recall the George Best/ Sir Bobby Charlton/ Denis Law statue outside the stadium. (They actually had two chances, but Rasmus Højlund chose to do a weird air guitar thing after scoring the opening goal.)
The three starlets have shown enough promise individually as well as together that it’s not unreasonable to think they could carry the club for years to come. Obviously, it’s way too early to compare them to either United’s Holy Trinity or the Rooney/Ronaldo/Tevez triumvirate. But that won’t stop the club or its fans, which are, no doubt, desperate for any glimmer of hope for the future.
Whatever you call them, they’re a good building block for the future. Throw in Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez (hopefully his Sunday knee injury isn’t an indication that his career will be plagued by health problems), Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, and maybe Marcus Rashford, and United have a good nucleus to move forward with.