Manchester United have confirmed the signings of Tahith Chong and Joshua Bohui ahead of the new season - in the same week as Paul Pogba completed his return to the club. The pair will operate with the club's Under-18 side coached by Tommy Martin in an effort to impress Jose Mourinho and earn a future first team opportunity.
Chong completed his move to Old Trafford in July from Dutch giants Feyenoord. The 16-year-old has already impressed at the Otten Cup, but now his switch has been ratified he can begin attempts to become the second player to hail from Curacao to play in the Premier League - following in the footsteps of Southampton's Cuco Martina.
Bohui has meanwhile arrived from Brentford this summer, with the 17-year-old having already represented England at youth level. Though the forward never made a senior appearance for the Bees, he did force his way into the Under-21 side prior to moving to United.
Former United boss Louis van Gaal promoted 14 players into the first team from the academy - including striker Marcus Rashford who went on to represent England at the European Championships - but it is yet to be seen whether Mourinho can have similar success. The Portuguese coach has earned a reputation for stifling the careers of young players but will aim to buck that reputation this term.
You know how many young players I promote to the first team from academies? 49," the United boss told reporters upon his unveiling. "Do you want to know who they are? You don't want to know who they are. I promote 49 players from the academies from the clubs and with two factors that are very important
"Sometimes you prove players because you don't have another chance, because you have so many injuries that you don't have another choice. You have to bring the players up from the academy because you have lots of players who are injured. The second factor is when you are not playing for big targets [trophies] it is easier to bring them up – outside the pressure of the big moments.
"My injury of injuries is very, very low. I never promote players because of a need, I did it because of conviction and decision. last year was the only season of my career I was not fighting for the title. There was never a situation of stability and no pressure. I did 49. We are speaking about big names. One lie repeated many times."