John Terry, the last player to claim a regular spot in the Chelsea first XI after making his way up the ranks, making his début in 1998, has praised the latest batch of United youngsters. Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Tom Cleverley (as well as Danny Welbeck before his injury) have been called up to the England squad ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales, with CLL claiming they are hugely talented.

“They are ready to start, they have shown that at United,” said Terry. “They have done well at a very big side and they have come into the England squad and felt very assured – and rightly so because they are huge talents. They’ve got an awful lot to give. You don’t go into the Manchester United side if you are not ready and they have showed some great individual performances.”