Warren Joyce praises Louis van Gaal’s youth policy at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Warren Joyce believes Manchester United’s chances of attracting the best young talent in the world has been boosted by Louis van Gaal‘s youth policy.

Van Gaal has promoted a number of youngsters to the first-team this season, with Axel Tuanzebe, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Andreas Pereira featuring in at least one senior matchday squad.

Fellow academy graduate Jesse Lingard has also enjoyed a run in the first-team as of late and he scored his first competitive goal for Man United in the win over West Bromwich Albion last month. United U21s coach Joyce praised van Gaal’s handling of young players.

“It’s obviously massive for the club and young players,” Joyce said.

“I’m sure all boys around Manchester must be looking and thinking if they do any good at Manchester United they will get a chance. We haven’t got a lot of numbers so they do get a chance.

“They get worked, they get opportunities to train with the first-team regularly and it’s the same old adage: if you do well enough, you’ll get a chance and if you do well enough when you’re in, you’ll keep there. I think Jesse’s shown that this season.”

Van Gaal has taken his fair share of criticism this season following some increasingly meek attacking displays from his side.

However, the way he has promoted young players and placed their faith in them at the club has been nothing short of exemplary. United have a proud tradition when it comes to promoting youngsters and van Gaal has done an excellent job in continuing that.

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