It has been reported that Manchester United coach Ryan Giggs has promised they will fight to retain the club’s tradition of developing young players beyond the expensive short-term fix of Louis van Gaal.
The Welshman’s short spell as interim manager towards the end of last season was marked by giving a goalscoring debut to 18-year-old James Wilson.
He said: “United will never change. The history of the club is to play exciting football, give youngsters a chance and keep to its traditions.
“OK, Danny Welbeck has left, which is disappointing, but this is a manager (Van Gaal) who gave Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Muller their chances. Tyler Blackett has played every game so far this season.
“We have Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson. Players will leave but we have to make sure youngsters come through. United fans demand it.
“We are proud of our youth system — that is what we feel separates us from a lot of other clubs — we always give young players a chance.
“I hope another Class of 92 comes through but the world is changing, and the young players coming through now might not be from Salford, even if you wish they were. They might be like Rafael da Silva from Brazil who has been with us from the age of 15.”