Ferguson has a well-established system in place in terms of how to develop the youngsters coming through the ranks at Old Trafford.
"The reserves' league is more of an extended youth league but we rectify that by putting players on loan," he explained to manutd.com. "We've got quite a lot of players on loan this year, as we have every year, most of the 19 and 20-year-olds.
"The nucleus of the youth team last year have all had first-team experience this season. They've all been involved in the League Cup and travelled to European games with us. One of that youth team is out on loan in the Championship [Ryan Tunnicliffe at Peterborough] and it's valuable experience for the younger ones."