Fergie believes United can be proud of the number of stars developed at Carrington in recent seasons.
He said: "Over the years we've been as good as anyone in the country and probably the best at doing that.
"You look at the way Barcelona have produced players and we're not far off that.
"They are progressing very well.
"So we're good at developing young players and we enjoy seeing them come into the first-team squad."