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Man Utd chief Gill hails academy work over Cleverley, Welbeck impact

Manchester United chief David Gill says they're delighted with the academy continuing to produce great results.

Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck have both made an impact on the title challenge this term.

"It's been a feature of Manchester United for many years and will continue to be," Gill told Red View, the club's official newsletter. "We need to be in a position to buy players like David De Gea when we need to buy a goalkeeper or this, that and the other. But, at the same time, we're very fortunate in having a manager and a philosophy that talks about our own players and developing those.

"That's crucial, not only obviously for getting into our first team as that's very difficult with our squad but also a number of players have developed great careers in the game having been brought up with United.

"That's what we're about and I think our fans want it. It's clear when you go to Old Trafford that they really take to the lads from the Academy. It's very important to us."

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