Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal: Kids always have a chance with me

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has spoken of bringing through young striker Marcus Rashford.

Van Gaal revealed he first spotted Rashford at a youth game and invited him to train with the first team once-a-week. 

He would then take part in training games where young players simulate the style of whoever United’s next opponents are.

“The youngsters learn a lot because of that when they come in. They have to perform like West Bromwich Albion, and not like Marcus Rashford. Then I can see if they want to do it or not.” He said. 

“In my first talk with (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward, we discussed the culture of and why they wanted me. When you see how many players I have given the chance to show themselves, that’s already good.”

“When you have me as a manager, you have a lot of chances. And because of that, there are a lot of (young) players coming to Manchester United next season, because I give them a chance.”

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