“It’s a Manchester United legacy,” said Gary Neville, “that this is a club that can be the biggest football club in the world, yet can bring through young players. There’s no excuse for any club not to follow this. The best teams produce their own players more often than not because they have that ingrained loyalty and desire to play for that club, to do everything, no matter what it takes, and that is Manchester United’s legacy. It’s not the class of 92′s legacy, it’s the manager, it’s Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s Sir Matt Busby, we’re just players that have come through it. They had the courage to implement that system.”
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