Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hasn't forgotten about Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.

The Manchester Evening News says Ferguson now has a policy of seeking the brightest British talents to secure the future of United even after he retires.

He has spent a combined £44m on Englishmen in Smalling, Jones and Ashley Young in the last two years, with Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley also becoming increasingly important figures at the club.

He also remains interested in Everton's England midfielder, Rodwell, who is a potential summer target.