Sir Alex Ferguson has told any young player wanted by Manchester United that the Premier League giants is still the place to go.
The Red Devils have a proud history of bring through some of the greatest footballers the sport has seen, from George Best, Bobby Charlton and the Class of 92, all the way through to Paul Pogba and Gerard Pique.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now helping Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood reach their potential in the United first team.
The club went through a lean patch of bring through talent under Jose Mourinho, but legendary manager Ferguson has insisted that Old Trafford is still the greatest arena to hone your skills as a youngster.
“The thing about young people is, if you give them an opportunity, not only do they seize it, they never let you down,” Ferguson told talkSPORT.
“They have enthusiasm to do well.
“If we go back to the young lads of ‘92, you give them an opportunity to play for Man United in front of 75,000 and they don’t want to miss that.
“And they all did very well, and they’re also very good human beings.
“They’re [Rashford, McTominay and Greenwood] all doing well.
“It’s a good set up at United. For any young kid going there, it’s a great club to go to.
“And I think England are producing great young players who are representing their country and that can only be a good thing.
“Hopefully Scotland can follow that!”
Ferguson has advised Jose Mourinho he has nothing to lose by playing Tottenham’s youngsters – after gaining a reputation for not utilising United’s youth while he was in charge.
“Looking to the young players, there is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players develop. There is not one.”