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Ferguson says Man Utd excited about latest 'local' crop coming through

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says fans can be excited about the talent now coming through the club's youth system.

Ferguson feels others are emerging from the United side that won last year's FA Youth Cup, although it hardly seemed like an accidental oversight that he failed to include controversial youngster Ravel Morrison amongst the players to watch out for.

"The team that won the FA Youth Cup last year were almost all local boys and they're all starting to emerge in their own different ways," he said.

"Most of them have been involved in the first-team squad this season; the two Keanes (Michael and Will), Larnell Cole, Jesse Lingaard, Zeki Fryers, Paul Pogba and young Ryan Tunnicliffe, who is at Peterborough and playing regularly in the Championship at the age of 18. That's good going.

"Obviously the difference is that in 1992 that group all got into the first-team at more or less the same time and managed to stay in it.

"That's the big test for these young players and it will be interesting to see if they manage it."

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