Date: 14th May 2013 at 3:27pm
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Moyes is looking to carry on United's tradition

Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes has promised to continue developing young players for the first team when he takes over at Old Trafford.

United have a number of bright young players in the first team as well as in the u21 and u18 sides. With reserve titles and an FA Youth Cup win in recent years, United have a strong recent history in producing young talent.

And Moyes is looking to continue this, telling an audience at the Cambridge Union that it is his priority to promote young talent during his spell at Old Trafford.

Moyes is quoted by the Daily Mail saying:

“Manchester United have always relied hugely on young players and my priority will always be to promote these talents.

“It is the right way to go. We need to be producing better English players and we are working to find the solutions. My aim would be to develop these young English players and get more and more coming through.

“[However] There are issues to resolve. How do we get them more games at a competitive level? I like the Spanish model where there is a B team playing in the lower divisions. Could we implement the same here? That would be a starting point.

“Three years ago, I wanted to get the young Everton team into the Conference, as it would be a good place to compete. The FA told us we would have to start from the bottom – in division 27 or something!”