Who is Charlie Savage? Young Man Utd star and son of Robbie
Charlie Savage is a name that most football fans won't have heard of, even if they recognise the surname.
The son of TV pundit and former Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Wales midfielder Robbie Savage is currently in the Manchester United academy, and is impressing for the Red Devils.
Savage Sr was famously part of the Class of '92 side that included the likes of David Beckham and Paul Scholes, and Charlie has followed in his father's footsteps by turning out for the Man Utd youth sides.
Still only 18, he is far from making an impression on the first-team, but if he continues progressing nicely, then a loan move away could be on the cards in the near future.
His last name is obviously well-known, but what else is there to know about the talented Man Utd player?
What position does Charlie Savage play?
He plays in central midfield, like his father, in a box-to-box role, which allows him to win the ball back before driving forward into the opponents half. He also featured at left-back on one occasion last season.
How old is Charlie Savage?
As mentioned earlier, Savage is 18 years old, after being born on 9 March 2003.
What is Charlie Savage's height?
Savage is officially listed at 1.82m (6ft), though at 18 he could still grow even taller.
How good is Charlie Savage?
While he is unlikely to break into the senior team anytime soon, Savage is rated highly by Man Utd's academy coaches. His 23 starts for the club's Under-18 side in 2020/21 was more than anybody else in the squad and he was an crucial part of the team that narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City.
Proud of my boy , keeps going , keeps working hard , keeps listening to his coaches , he's starting to get his rewards 💙⚽️ better finisher than his dad pic.twitter.com/JZmQxzpfJc— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) November 28, 2020
Last season, Savage scored three goals and assisted seven from midfield, showing he's more than inept in forward areas. He is now a part of Man Utd's U23 side, and was called up to the Wales U18 squad in March 2021.
He is a technical midfielder, with excellent vision and execution of his passes. He also isn't afraid of a challenge, and regularly breaks up play for United, just like his father before him.
What clubs are interested in Charlie Savage?
So far, no clubs have expressed a real interest in Savage. However, if he keeps up his form for the Man Utd academy, then Championship clubs might come calling, either for a permanent move, or simply a loan deal.
When does Charlie Savage's contract expire?
Savage signed his first professional contract with Man Utd back in April 2021, although it hasn't been revealed how long that deal is.
However, as he's so highly rated, it's likely to be a long-term deal.
What is Charlie Savage's Instagram?
Charlie Savage's Instagram account has 34.1k followers as of August 2021.