Felix Afena-Gyan is the last youngster to make his senior debut under José Mourinho and Football Italia looks at the best talents promoted by the Special One in his career.



The 18-year-old made his senior Roma debut in October, in a 2-1 win away at Cagliari.

Against Genoa, he was introduced with 15 minutes remaining and scored his first two goals in Serie A, helping Roma seal a crucial 2-0 win against Andriy Shevchenko’s side.

The Ghanese striker is the last talent promoted to the senior team by José Mourinho and hopes to follow the same path as other young players that made their debut under the Special One over the years. Let’s find out who are the best ones.

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The Brazilian made his senior debut at Real Madrid in 2013, replacing Fabio Coentrao, delivering an assist for Angel Di Maria. He used to play as a right-back, now he is a centre midfielder at Liverpool.


He also made his senior Real Madrid debut under the Special One, starting in a La Liga clash against Betis Sevilla in 2013.

Alvaro Morata

Another player promoted to Real Madrid senior team, the current Juventus star made his senior debut with the Merengues in December 2010.

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Andreas Christensen

The Denmark international made his senior Chelsea debut in May 2015, in a 3-1 win over Sunderland. He would leave the Blues on loan the following summer, returning to Stamford Bridge in 2017, after a two-year loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Scott McTominay

The 24-year-old made his senior Manchester United debut under the Portuguese tactician in a Premier League match against Arsenal in May 2017. The following season he made his first Champions League appearance against Benfica. He has played 146 games with the Red Devils so far.

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