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Ole Happy With United Youth In Boro Game

Sir Alex Ferguson mixed youth with experience to ensure victory over Premiership side Middlesbrough in the 3rd Round of the Carling Cup on Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has taken the post as the Reserves’ coach, was very proud of their performance, and believes we have several young players in the ranks capable of cutting it at United.

“On Tuesday I was very proud of Danny Welbeck, Ben Amos, Rafael Da Silva and Rodrigo Possebon,” Solskjaer said. “They showed the character and temperament to handle playing in front of a 50,000-plus crowd at Old Trafford. We teach them good habits and I have been delighted that when some of them have gone off to train with the first team, I have been getting good reports back from the manager, Mick Phelan and Rene Meulensteen about them.”

As well as the starting players, Darron Gibson, Tom Cleverley, Richard Eckersley, David Gray and Ron-Robert Zieler all had a spot on the bench. Solskjaer believes that this current crop of youngsters has strong potential for making the first team over the next few years.

“There are huge demands on players at United, but I think there are loads in the Under-16s and Under-18s and the Reserve team who we will see play in the first team,” he added. “It is not like they won’t get a chance here. It is the tradition and we have some great players coming through who will keep that tradition going. We have a good set of players who we hope and think have a chance of making it. They have sessions with the first team and they come back from them with a renewed energy. They want to be training and playing with the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. That’s what they dream about. They know from the manager’s track record that if they do well they will stay in his thoughts and plans. It is important young players do get a chance and they will here.”

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  1. james f says:

    Ole could be our next manager.

  2. jsos says:


  3. A MAN UNITED FAN says:

    Ole would be excepted as our next manager.

  4. denton davey says:

    It would definitely be a stretch but OGS seems to have the right stuff to be SAF’s successor – in a couple of years. Really, who else is there ?

    Mark Hughes and Roy Keane have soiled their pants

    The only other possible choice I can envisage is David Moyes who has done a pretty good job with a very restricted budget at Everton. But “pretty good” isn’t good enough to replace a true giant.

  5. FailsworthDevil says:

    I defo think its gonna be a joint venture by 2 ex players… Ole is one.. but the other i dont know.. maybe Nev, or Giggsy… but who would rule out Eric being Ole’s asst…

    Fuckin ell they would never get sacked that partnership… the fans would adore that Eric and Ole

  6. Sully [South Africa] says:

    Roy Keane is pretty much on the agenda… Trust me!!!

  7. OTRed says:

    If Fergie has anything to say about who succeeds him(which he will), after all the rubbish Keane has sprouted to the press, i doubt Fergie would pick him. Just to differ from you all, I see ex-players being involved maybe as assistants, but my gut instinct tells me someone new and foreign.

  8. Its in my blood says:

    Carlos Q will be back straight after the world cup. with Fergies approval!

  9. john ferry says:

    Ole will be assistant to a new coach at United. Ole will then move on to coach somewhere else, then he will return to coach Manchester United in 5-10 years time.


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