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Man Utd boss Ferguson admits it would be hard to loan players to MLS clubs

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says it would be too hard to loan out young players to clubs in North America. The Red Devils are currently in the USA as part of their pre-season preparations and after defeating the MLS All-Star team 4-0 on Wednesday night, the Scottish tactician was asked if he would consider sending some of his talent to the competition.

Ferguson said it would be nice if he could but was quick to point out that it would not work on a logistical level.

"At the end of the day, that's something that's some way off," he told reporters.

"Convincing a young player to go so far away could be a problem. We like to try and keep our players as near to us as possible so we can monitor them.

"I'm not against it, but it would be entirely up to the player himself to decide if he would find it worthwhile.

"Certainly the standard of the game (in the US) has risen. There's no problem with that side of things. It would be a good experience for some of them."

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