Denis Law has hailed the early signs that David Moyes will continue Manchester United’s long-standing ethos that youth will be one of the fundamental cornerstones at Old Trafford.
Like Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson before him, Moyes has already shown through Adnan Januzaj that he is not afraid to give youngsters a chance in the first team if they prove themselves.
Some of United’s greatest players have been products of our own youth system and Law believes it is something that is necessary to build a sustainable team.
“Sir Alex Ferguson always wanted that [youth] in the team and he brought through a number of them,” Law said.
“That is what you want and David Moyes feels the same.
“The base has always been with Matt Busby and the Busby Babes and, even if you have to buy somebody eventually, there should always be youngsters too.
“They often say the young won’t win it for you but they will be the basis for years to come and learn from the older professionals. You’ve got to do that if you’re going to have a sustainable team for years.
“You need the young ones to come in and get experience. If they’re good enough, they will stay in the team and you can build from there.”
Looking through our academy, there are some really talented players coming through. The likes of Larnell Cole, Jesse Lingard, Will and Michael Keane are all pushing for opportunities with the first team while the likes of Ben Pearson, Andreas Pereira and Joe Rothwell are all biting at their heels.
Carrington is a conveyor belt of talent and it looks like Moyes is more than willing to integrate any of them into his side as and when they are ready.
Sir Matt once said if a player was good enough, he was old enough. That philosophy still resonates today.