Ferguson - Loanees have future
Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects players out on loan to feature heavily in the club's future.
Last Updated: 26/03/11 6:04pm
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects players out on loan to feature heavily in the club's future.
United have Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley enjoying successful seasons at Sunderland and Wigan respectively, while Federico Macheda is currently plying his trade at Sampdoria.
Ferguson is sure the youngsters will enjoy a prominent role in the first-team squad next term and claims sending players out on loan will always be a good learning curve.
"They will come back into the first-team squad and they will get plenty of games next season," he told United's official website.
"They are part of the band of young players coming through at this club. They will all come back in.
"At that point, we will then review our squad because that's the important thing. But we will always put players out on loan.
"Cleverley has done very well, particularly in his spell at Watford and then at Wigan. He has improved in each case and he is going to be a top player.
"Welbeck has been fantastic too, it's just unfortunate that he picked up a bad injury. But they will all be ready for next year."
Ferguson also revealed that Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf will return from his stint with Blackburn.
He added: "Mame Diouf has done well at Blackburn too and he'll come back in. They've all done well.
"It proves we were right in putting them there in the first place.
"For them, it's that experience of being exposed to regular football that really brings them on so that they are ready to play for Manchester United."