Ferguson: The kids are alright

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims his emerging youngsters can rule in the Premier League for years to come.

The Old Trafford club are on the brink of their 19th league title after defeating Chelsea on Sunday.

And Ferguson, keen not to rest after this latest triumph, is looking to the future.

“Over the last decade, we’ve worked upon bringing young talent into the club, like, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito, Anderson and Nani, and we’ve brought all these players,” said Ferguson.

“But that doesn’t dismiss the fact that we like to produce our own young players and I think there are several players in the present youth team who are doing really well.


“The likes of Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ravel Morrison, you see some of them doing very, very well, so we’re always going to put an emphasis on young players coming through from the youth team. That will always be the case.

“We’ve got some excellent young players of good ages, you know. Like, for instance, Chicharito, who is 22, Jonny Evans and Darron Gibson, who are 23, and Chris Smalling who’s 21.

“So, yeah, we’ve got a good nucleus of young players in the club which gives you the foundation to be able to protect the future and know it’s going to be alright.”

United's youngsters have reached the FA Youth Cup final where they face Sheffield United over two legs to further re-enforce Ferguson's optimism.

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