Young talent can be too hard to ignore and McNeill seems set to be the latest off the production line to have a good future ahead.
The issue is, however, that the Red Devils may struggle to accommodate their latest teenage talent.
United bloated their attacking options when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, with the forward returning from Juventus after 12 years away.
Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani are also centre-forwards at heart, even if they’ve played out wide in the past.
And there’s still a sense Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will perhaps, one day, become true No 9’s.