Man Utd starlet Tunnicliffe determined to prove himself after pals' exit

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is hoping to make a first team breakthrough this season.

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is hoping to make a first team breakthrough this season.

The 19-year-old is the only member of the FA Youth Cup-winning central midfield trio forcing his way into Sir Alex Ferguson's plans with Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba having left the club.

Tunnicliffe told manutd.com: "On the other hand, they were good players playing in my position so one of us might have made it and another one might have not.

"So with them gone, it does open it up for me in a way but, obviously, I was close to them. We were midfield partners and good friends. I was sad to see Paul go and I do think he was a great player and could have made it here as well. But another door opens and it goes both ways."

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