Ryan Giggs expects Manchester United’s philosophy of bringing through young players to continue into the next managerial reign.
Out of Europe and currently sixth in the Premier League, Unitedâs season has not exactly gone to plan so far.
One positive, however, has been the emergence of several young players, with Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson among those to impress for the first team.
Jose Mourinho is hotly tipped to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in the summer, leading to fears Unitedâs young players may be ignored, but Giggs believes whoever takes the job next will continue the tradition.
âI think it will always be part of the clubâs philosophy,â Giggs said in the Daily Mail. âItâs part of the history, itâs what sets us apart from other teams.
âYes we can bring world-class players in from around the world but we want one of our own to be performing on that Old Trafford pitch, whether itâs a centre-forward, a winger, a defenderâŚ we need players to come through the ranks. Thatâs a massive part of the United history.
âI think itâs special because you know weâre a club that gives youth a chance and that again goes back to Sir Mattâs days. The fans demand it, they want to see players come through the system, one of their own, and they give you a little bit of leeway in that respect.
âIf you have a misplaced pass or you miss a chance theyâre a lot more forgiving because youâre one of them. Just like them youâre a supporter. So it is very special when a young player comes through and establishes themselves in the first team.â