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Harrison hails United class

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Former Manchester United coach Eric Harrison has hailed the current crop of Old Trafford youngsters as the best since the celebrated 'class of 92' which included the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and David Beckham.

The coaching guru saw his young United graduates conquer the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League after helping them through the ranks in his role as youth team manager.

"After the so-called class of '92 this is without doubt the best group since then," Harrison told Goal.com. "They've got some outstanding players and remind me very much of my team because they are top-class technical players but they are hungry as well.

"Sir Alex is totally hands-on and without that the club would not have been as strong as it is at the moment. Their work-rate is phenomenal and you have to be like that to cut it at Old Trafford."


 

Harrison has also identified Tom Cleverley as the pick of the bunch of Sir Alex Ferguson's latest graduates, and backs the 22-year-old midfielder to fill the Red Devils void left by the retirement of Scholes.

"I think a lot of the likes of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley but Tom is the best in my opinion and that is nothing against Danny because I am sure that both of them will go on to be England regulars," he added.

"He is so special because he is supremely fit, 100 per cent committed and he is supremely talented. He has got quick feet and the team look fantastic when he is in the thick of it.

"I don't want to discredit Danny or the others because there are about half-a-dozen top young players.

But for me at the moment Tom is without question so good that he is the best young player at United since Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham came on to the scene."

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