Man Utd news: Gary Neville makes Manchester United admission that will disappoint fans

Man Utd news: Gary Neville makes Manchester United admission that will disappoint fans

The former England international graduated from the Red Devils youth ranks in 1992 alongside his brother Phil, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt.

And he went on to captain his boyhood club after playing an integral role in their success under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

United have maintained their proud tradition of bringing through youngsters and have had a homegrown player in every single first-team squad since October 20 1937.

Neville says the chances of the Class of 92 being replicated are hard to imagine in the modern era though.

“I think this is the type of club that could do it, but it would be difficult,” Neville explained.

“England have just won the Under-17s World Cup and I think when you win trophies at the youth stage it gives you confidence and belief, and with belief as a young person, nothing can stop you.

“You give a young person belief and confidence and they’ll do anything, they’re run through walls for you.

“This is the type of club that could do that, whether it’s three or four players it could happen again, but it’s difficult, there’s pressure on managers and owners to win the league or to stay in the league for the monetary values.

“The manager will maybe think: ‘Can I cope with the mistakes a young lad will make, or do I go with the experienced lad, the safe option?’.

“That’s where Sir Alex had courage, if you think about the players he got rid of to make way for us – they were some of the best players the club has ever had. But that’s where he had belief, and we had that belief.

“Like I say, I hope it happens, but it will be very difficult.”

United’s senior side will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea when they take on Newcastle on Saturday November 18.

Published at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0000

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