Fergie Looking To Youth
Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson admits he his is excited with his young squad.
Last season saw six United players in their 30’s leave Old Trafford only to be replaced by a players in their teens and early 20’s, including the likes of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck who returned from a loan spell with Sunderland.
For Ferguson, his options are very much youth-oriented these days, with one of the youngest teams taking to the Old Trafford pitch last night against Tottenham.
“We were always aware we had players who were coming to the end of their careers. That has been on the horizon for us for quite a few years,” he said.
“We knew it was going to happen, you don’t want it to, but it does and there’s nothing you can do about it. Age catches up with us all.
“So we’ve replaced the players who have left us, and we’ve still players at the club in their 30s, which is a lot of experience.
“At some point when the young players may hit a pocket there will be enough experience to augment the challenge we’re after this year.
“It is a very young team at the moment, but it’s one full of energy and of great ability, and I’m enjoying watching them.”
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