Torquay United manager Chris Hargreaves hopes his side's loan of Manchester United youngster Jack Rudge will act as the start of a relationship between the two clubs, reports Sky Sports.
The Red Devils youngster joined the struggling League Two outfit on a one month loan last week and the Gulls boss is hoping he can bring more United players to the club.
Hargreaves is hoping his relationship with Manchester United's Under-21 manager Warren Joyce helps the club link-up with the Premier League champions.
Speaking to the Herald Express, the Gulls boss said: "I'd like to get a closer link with Manchester United tied up, and this signing could be the start.
"I've known Warren for many years, since we were both players. We are hoping to build bridges between the two clubs which, you never know, could lead to further signings in the future.
"He's (Rudge) with us now, and we'll hopefully give him some experience of football at this end of the game."
It remains to be seen as to whether Manchester United will now build a relationship with the League Two outfit as they look to give experience to their hottest prospects.
Torquay United fans will certainly be hoping that many more Manchester United youngsters arrive through the gates of Plainmoor in the near future.
The Gulls will be hoping Rudge makes an immediate impact and helps the side secure safety from League Two in this campaign.
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