After the contract extension of Tyler Blackett this week, Louis van Gaal has claimed that the club told him he had to continue the traditions of the club in bringing through players from the academy.

Yes, it is the strategy of the club. When I came here there they told me that they wanted to have more youth academy players in the first team. Also the rule in the Premier League that you must have a certain amount of players in your own squad is also important.

RoM has produced an excellent e-book on our academy with all the profits going to charity. Buy the Kindle version here or download the PDF version.