Man Utd boss Ferguson impressed by talent in FA Youth Cup team

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased with the club's FA Youth Cup run this season. United were knocked out in the semifinals by Chelsea.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased with the club's FA Youth Cup run this season.

United were knocked out in the semifinals by Chelsea.

Ferguson said: "Of the team who won the Youth Cup last year, seven have been in the first team at different points this season: [Paul] Pogba, [Ravel] Morrison, Fryers, Cole, Lingard and the Keanes.

"It’s a good group of players. The present youth team lost in the semi-finals of the cup but they had only three second-year boys, whereas [their opponents] Chelsea were all second-year scholars. They were a bigger team, much stronger. We had eight first-year boys and, for example, our left centre-back, Nicolas Ioannou, is only 16. So they didn’t let themselves down."

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