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“When you’re playing young players here it breeds confidence, not only from the first team changing room and the under-23s changing room but with the kids who are 13 and 14, who see a pathway to the first team. People are saying, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to sign for Man United as a kid’. Because I’d argue that for the last six, seven years all the best kids have gone over there to City. But if I’m a parent around here now there’s nowhere my kid is going anywhere but Man United if he’s got a choice and he’s deemed good enough because there’s a pathway. He finished the PSG game with three teenagers on the pitch. We are the best at it. Fact. But you need someone in the building who looks at the history and says, ‘I’m going to go with the history and on that pathway’. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows the history of this football club and is determined to bring in young players. You only know when you throw them in. And it’s not a token gesture. Yes, he’s been forced a little bit but those players aren’t going in there thinking, ‘We’re undervalued or it’s only because players are injured that we’re going in there’. The manager didn’t mention injuries before that game because it was all positive talk whereas before all I heard was negative vibes.”