Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer would be keen to develop a relationship with new Manchester United manager David Moyes - in hope that it would lead to United youngsters moving to Ewood Park, on loan, to continue their development.
Manchester United already have a successful loan system in place with Belgian second division team Royal Antwerp, where some of their youngsters go in order to gain first-team experience as part of a feeder partnership.
John O'Shea, Jonny Evans and Darren Gibson are three of many players to have made the move to Belgium, and Rovers manager Bowyer hopes that his team can establish these kinds of links with Moyes' team.
Blackburn's managing director Derek Shaw knows David Moyes well, after the pair worked together at Preston North End in 1998, where Moyes managed for four years. And Bowyer is keen to exploit this connection, hoping that he can use their relationship as a starting place to begin discussions of the proposed idea.
Bowyer, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph stated: "If we can establish a link with them in terms of bringing players to give them experience in the Championship, it's a fantastic contract.
"Derek had David at Preston and when we were in the run-in during last season I just asked if it would be possible to speak to him. Derek asked him and he said yes, no problem."
And Bowyer said that Moyes' experience was invaluable in order to help him achieve what he needs to at Blackburn.
"He gave me half an hour of his time, he went through a list of things like- 'Are you doing this, are you doing that, this is what you might need to do.' The advice was invaluable to us in terms of what we did and how we went about it towards the end of the season," added Bowyer.
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