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Goalkeepers - still open but there are a number of very good youngsters at the club such as Devlin and Johnston
Defence - Rafael, Fabio, Evans, Smalling, de Laet. There are also a number of other young prospects such as McGinty
Midfield - Valencia, Obertan, Nani, Anderson plus a number of exciting youngsters such as Pogba, Tunnicliffe, Morrison and Corey Evans
Forwards - Rooney, Diouf, Macheda, Welbeck with the likes of Josh King, John Cofie and William Keane waiting in the wings.
I`d rather utd kept on being successful with the 1st team than succeed at reserve level. O...
I`d rather utd kept on being successful with the 1st team than succeed at reserve level. Of course its nice when the youngsters win trophies but at their age its more about learning from the games they take part in. Besides some of the players I mentioned are not yet part of the reserves because they are too young - Pogba and Morrison for example are still only 16 and play for the academy. Also a number of players like Cleverley and now Welbeck are out on loan. Finally success at youth level doesn`t guarantee success in the 1st team. A few years ago utd`s youngsters made a clean sweep of the tropheis on offer at reserve level - including beating charlton in the playoff between the northern and southern reserve leagues - yet of those players involved only Gibson is still at OT. Some like McShane are playing in the premiership or like Rossi overseas whilst others are in the lower divisions. On the other hand the likes of Fabio ands Rafael have been part of less successful reserve teams and have gone on to become regular members of the 1st team squad.
Yep the truth is your youth development looks strong. Blackburn top your youth league thou...
Yep the truth is your youth development looks strong. Blackburn top your youth league though don't they?
Arsenal youth way clear in our league, again.
How about the other 2 Italian kids devon ? Petrucci, and the other one whose name escape...
How about the other 2 Italian kids devon ? Petrucci, and the other one whose name escapes me
Totally agree about the players you`ve added and I also forgot to add Gibson to the midfie...
Totally agree about the players you`ve added and I also forgot to add Gibson to the midfield list. SAs you say they won`t all make it but utd only need a few to make it to form the foundation of a future team with perhaps Rooney as captain.
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