Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his youth policy is helping them in the transfer market.
The manager spoke openly about his policy of blooding so many Academy players after being informed of the traditions of the club when first discussing taking over as manager.
“I had two maiden speeches with them, two conversations, first with Ed [Woodward] and later with the owners,” said Van Gaal.
“They have said what the culture is of Manchester United and why they want me. One of the reasons was that.”
“I used a lot of players also on the tour in America and on the tour last year. You need also the luck that youngsters are performing at that level.”
“It’s not always the case and, when you see how many players I give the chance to show themselves, at the end only two are three players are finishing as a player of Manchester United.”
“But, when you have me as the manager, you have a lot of chances. Also, a lot of players, because of that, are coming next season to Manchester United because they see that [I give them a chance].”