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After watching the youth side clinch the Reserve League title, the Scottish manager has admitted that he will send out some of their promising players to taste first-team football

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he will be looking to send some of Manchester United's youth side out on loan in order to give them some first team experience.

The Scottish manager believes the opportunity gain first-team experience is vital for the learning curve of a young player on their way to the Red Devils starting XI.

Sir Alex spoke of his enthusiasm at seeing these young players ply their trade elsewhere, claiming that the improvement of players currently playing away from Old Trafford have only reinforced his beliefs.

"There will be a few [going out on loan]," he told Inside United.

"We'll always do that. We've had eight or nine out this season, including Robbie Brady, Scott Wootton, Joshua King and John Cofie. I went to see Oliver Norwood at Coventry recently and he was a star for them.
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"Some of them will definitely go out again next season: potentially the two Keane brothers, Tom Thorpe, Davide Petrucci, Zeki Fryers and Matty James, who was out for a year-and-a-half through injury but is back now and playing well for the Reserves. Marnick Vermijl will probably stay here for another year yet."

Sir Alex also commended the job done by the players and coaching staff which have wrapped up the reserve team league title, as well as reaching the FA Youth Cup semi-finals before losing out to Chelsea.

"We have some terrific young players here: [Jesse] Lingard, [Larnell] Cole, the two Keanes, Petrucci, Fryers, Vermijl, [Ryan] Tunnicliffe, Thorpe," he stated.

"Of the team who won the Youth Cup last year, seven have been in the first team at different points this season: [Paul] Pogba, [Ravel] Morrison, Fryers, Cole, Lingard and the Keanes.

"It’s a good group of players. The present youth team lost in the semi-finals of the cup but they had only three second-year boys, whereas [their opponents] Chelsea were all second-year scholars.

"They were a bigger team, much stronger. We had eight first-year boys and, for example, our left centre-back, Nicolas Ioannou, is only 16. So they didn’t let themselves down."

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