Manchester United have been known for their production of talented footballers in recent years. With many playing and making their names for the Reds, others have also joined different clubs in the English League first, second and third division. The ability of the team’s youth system to produce good footballers has recently been praised by former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Louis van Gaal, depite been criticised for disposing Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck has given many youth players opportunities toprove themselves with the players taking them which has been backed by their performances. Manchester United average squad age is relatively low which leaves the team in a good positiin to grow together into the future. Howver, there have been recent speculations about many United players joining other top clubsides in Europe and with their level of performances, Manchester United will need to tie them down as soon as possible.
After a disastrous 2013/2014 where Manchester United finished 7th, United brought in six good players to make up for the exit of some important players. The club’s aim of making the top four this season have driven them in bringing in quality players which must be commended. Despite the signing of top players like Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, Manchester United will have to hold on to some of their upcoming stars, after all a good team is made up of good players. The Red Devils will have to be careful in losing any of their current top performers to other European clubs in their bid to return back to where they use to be as a club in both England and Europe. Sir Alex Ferguson failed to seal Paul Pogba’s deal and the club would have regretted allowing the French midfielder to leave for Juventus especially now that he would have fit perfectly into Manchester United midfield and command so much respect and financial figure. While Paul Pogba remains the major young player lost by Manchester United, it’s important the club avoids the same scenario for the sake of the club’s progression.
Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea is arguably one of the best young goalkeepers around with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona Marc Ter Stegen probably major competitors. The Spaniard’s recent performances has linked him to been a replacement for Iker Casillas in Real Madrid which may be a backbone breaker for Manchester United if he is not offered a new and improved contract. Any player will jump at the opportunity of playing at the Bernabau and De Gea being from Spain makes it more likely. Manchester United defensive problems could easily be fixed with the signing of top rated central defenders but it would be a disaster if they lose De Gea in the nearest future.
Asides De Gea, Paddy McNair came in strongly for injured Jones and Smalling and was outstanding in the two games he featured in, but the 19 year old willW also need to be given a new improved contract to make him stay settled in the club. Tyler Blackett and Perreira are other players that have shown lot of promise and this might as well be another group close to that of ‘class 92’.