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Believe In Youth And Give Young Talent A Chance To Shine

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It’s July, the transfer window is open and everyone somehow associated with football (fans, the media, even players) seems to be in the know about transfers. 

They seem to know what their team needs and who needs to go. Which players they need to sign, and how much they should be willing to pay for them. 

Modern day football is crazy, loyalty is nowhere to be found (ok there are couple exceptions but let’s not go there).  So, what I’m actually trying to say here is. Why spend a fortune when you can promote from within? From your brilliant academy and reserve teams? 

It’s the way United has been operating since the Busby Babes, and Sir Alex Ferguson likes to give young starlets their chances, we have already signed two players during this transfer window, and in my opinion we could give some of these following players the chance in the first team. 

1) Davide Petrucci – I’m a huge fan of Petrucci’s. He’s so calm on the ball, can pass, tackle, scores goals too. Is it too early for him to be a bit part player next season? Only time will tell. 

2) Tyler Blackett – Following Fabio’s loan switch to Queens Park Rangers and Zeki Fryers moving to Spurs, I think Blackett has got everything you need to become the cover for Patrice Evra. (Who doesn’t miss too many games) 

Is he ready for the Carling Cup / FA Cup?  Why not, he’s a better prospect than Zeki Fryers is anyways. 

3) Larnell Cole – England Youth International midfielder, hero of the FA Youth Cup winning team. He’s maturing rapidly and could play a bit part role next season. 

He probably needs to be gradually moved into the first-team (Carling Cup ready action). Cole has already played his first team debut though which came against Leeds United in last year’s Carling Cup after he replaced Kiko Macheda on 77th minute. 

That’s my Top 3 for the coming season. Will Keane would have been on that list, but he will miss most of the season through an injury. And his brother Michael is unlikely to be involved because we have got so many players ahead of him in the pecking order. He will most likely be loaned out to a Championship side. 

Jesse Lingard is facing a loan spell too. He’s a great player but nowhere near ready to fight for first-team places with the likes of Ashley Young, Nani, Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley. 

That’s just my two cents, I believe in youth. Do you? 

By @stiuge