Reserves give Fergie hope
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Man Utd are well-stocked for stars of the future within their reserve ranks.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 21/04/10 2:14pm
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United are well-stocked for potential stars of the future within their reserve ranks.
The Red Devils' second string were crowned Premier Reserve League North champions on Tuesday night, taking that particular trophy for the first time in four years.
The prize is fitting reward for the hard work undertaken by coaches Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Warren Joyce, who oversee events at that level.
Their achievement has not gone unnoticed by the senior staff either, with Ferguson full of praise for the job they have done.
The United boss has also been impressed by a number of the youngsters coming through and believes many of them will soon by knocking on the door to the first team.
"Some of the players have done very well," Ferguson told the club's official website.
"For example, in the 1-0 win against Liverpool, the back four were absolutely brilliant, they really did well.
"One or two younger players are developing quite well. Gabriel Obertan scored an unbelievable goal.
"Oliver Norwood and Corry Evans do really well and have a good attitude towards the game. That's an important thing and Ole and Warren have maintained that attitude right through the team."
Ferguson added: "I'd like to say congratulations to Ole and Warren. They've done a great job.
"Whenever we've appointed a new reserve team coach, I've always explained to them what a difficult job it is because it's subject to what I need.
"I may pull out three or four players from a training session or I might say, 'these players can't play for you on Thursday because they're on standby for me on Saturday'. So it's a difficult job."