Dan Gore is said to be Beckham the Second

Manchester United

Dan Gore has been a consistent member of matchday squads this season despite Ten Hag’s recent spate of midfield injuries.

He made his senior debut against Crystal Palace in the League Cup back in September.
A player who has excelled at the youth level in recent years has been waiting a long time for his first-team debut, receiving high accolades from coach Mark Dempsey for his exceptional performances:

Dan Gore is one of those players that can pull spectators out of their seats, so I enjoy watching him play football. He’s been great all season, technically excellent, and he crashes into people. He has served as captain on several occasions. Despite having a modest demeanour, he is an effective leader.

“He sets an exemplary example. He’s a local boy, and his passion for the football team is evident in the way he plays. We all have a lot of time for Daniel, and Dan Gore always puts up the same show whether he’s playing at Carrington, The Cliff, or Old Trafford.”

With Kobbie Mainoo, 18, presently excelling in Ten Hag’s ranks. It will be hoped that the youthful playmaker, who has been dubbed a “Roy Keane-type”. By his former Burnley development coach Lewis Craig, might ultimately create a midfield combination with the fellow youngster.
After making his Premier League debut against Everton last month, Mainoo was hailed as “unbelievable” by Keane. He has taken advantage of his opportunity and is destined to be a staple in the squad for the foreseeable future; a loan move now appears unlikely.

That’s not to say that Dan Gore dreams of joining the United first team would be dashed by a brief assignment; in fact, the Englishman simply has to look to Beckham’s example for motivation.

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