Ole shows more faith in youngsters

Admittedly, squads may have been smaller back then but Ferguson had introduced 10 youngsters at that point, with keeper Gary Walsh the first and Robins having the biggest impact, even though Lee Martin would go on to score the winner to earn the manager’s first trophy at Old Trafford in 1990.

Louis van Gaal fielded 12 youth-teamers and Jose Mourinho six, including Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay who are now very much part of the senior squad.

So Ole is certainly bearing up to any comparison and doing much to promote the club’s talented youth products and the ripple effect can be felt throughout the club with those in lower-age groups seeing a clear pathway into the first team and recognising opportunities will arise on the biggest stage.

As we approach a big game, the Europa League final on Wednesday, there is sure to be plenty of Academy representation in the travelling squad. The future looks bright for Manchester United.


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