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LvG: Joyce advised me that this youngster was ready for the first team

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made his first team debut yesterday in Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over West Brom. The 18-year-old came on for the last 15 minutes, in place of Marcos Rojo, at left-back. Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is in regular contact with United’s U-21 coach, Warren Joyce, and U-18 coach, Paul McGuinness. Knowing [...]

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Who is Axel Tuanzebe?

Who is Axel Tuanzebe?

Axel Tuanzebe has been named in Manchester United’s first team today and has been given the number 38 shirt. This is the first time he has been included in the senior squad. But who is he? Tuanzebe is just 17-years-old and is a very highly rated defender in United’s youth set up. As the captain [...]

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Lingard: My family came to watch me at Goodison Park

Jesse Lingard had a good 45 minutes for Manchester United yesterday, after replacing Juan Mata at half-time in our 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison. The youngster has revealed that when he had been named on the bench he organised for his family members to come to the ground just in case he got on [...]

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Lingard: On a different day, I would have scored!

Jesse Lingard was brought on at half-time against Everton yesterday and had a good 45 minutes for the first team. Lingard had two good chances to score, but pulled one shot wide, while he struggled to get the other one out from under his feet. Louis van Gaal confirmed after the match that the decision [...]

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LvG: I’m very happy with Lingard

Louis van Gaal chose to replace Juan Mata with Jesse Lingard at half-time this afternoon, in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Everton. Mata struggled to have an impact on the game and Everton’s attack had the most success down the the Spaniard’s side of the pitch. The manager has confirmed the decision to substitute Mata [...]

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Fergie: Youth development is at the foundation of United

Upon becoming manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson made it a priority to follow in the footsteps of Sir Matt Busby and put youth development at the heart of the club again. When asked by ESPN whether the opportunities for young players to develop have become limited, Ferguson has claimed United are the only [...]

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Fergie: Developing youth is the United way

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that one of the reasons why he was successful at Manchester United is because he wasn’t scared of taking risks. He also hailed United’s traditions of bringing through young players. I was never afraid to try things. I was always prepared to risk in terms of winning a game of [...]

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Pereira: LvG likes Brazilians

When Rafael da Silva left Manchester United, he claimed it was because Louis van Gaal didn’t like Brazilians. However, Andreas Pereira claims this hasn’t been his experience of the manager at all. My relationship with him is normal, just like all the players. I don’t think he had this business with Brazilians, no. Everyone says [...]

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United’s one of the best clubs in the world for nurturing talent

James Wilson came off the bench to make his debut for England U-21s and scored the only goal in their 1-0 win over USA. Gareth Southgate has claimed that Wilson is at the right club, after rumours on transfer deadline day linked with a loan move away from United. Wilson is a work in progress [...]

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VIDEO: Wilson scores on England U-21 debut

James Wilson came on as a substitute for England U-21s and scored less than 10 minutes later to put his country 1-0 up against the USA.

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STATS: United youth get better opportunities than Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs during pre-season

STATS: United youth get better opportunities than Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs during pre-season

During the pre-season just gone, Manchester United youth players averaged 122 minutes of football each, and a total of 855 over five games. City youth players averaged 119 minutes minutes each with a total of 1667 minutes. Spurs 98.8 minutes and a total of 593, Liverpool 97.4 minutes and a total of 1169, Arsenal 67.2 [...]

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Pereira: Every time I pull on the United shirt it’s special for me

Pereira: Every time I pull on the United shirt it’s special for me

Andreas Pereira has taken part in a Q&A on Facebook with the questions provided by fans. How does it feel to be a part of such a great club? Honestly, I’m very proud to be a Manchester United player. I’m really happy I can play for such a big club. Every time I pull the [...]

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LvG: I’m very happy with the team spirit of the youngsters

LvG: I’m very happy with the team spirit of the youngsters

Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of the young players in the squad following United’s 3-1 over Barcelona. What we can presume is his first choice team were subbed off at 1-0, with an hour played. In the final half of hour, United scored a further two goals. The first one came when Andreas [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney, Lingard and Januzaj’s goals vs Barcelona

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STATS: United’s youth development compared to Arsenal’s

STATS: United’s youth development compared to Arsenal’s

Arsene Wenger has caused a bit of a stir amongst United fans this week by claiming that the club no longer has the patience to develop youth, unlike Arsenal. We want to continue to combine stronger financial resources with faith in our philosophy and policy. That means we want to continue to give chances to [...]

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