Man Utd defender Blackett grateful for Meulensteen influence

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has highlighted the influence coach Rene Meulensteen has on the current generation of young players at the club.

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has highlighted the influence coach Rene Meulensteen has on the current generation of young players at the club.

First team coach Meulensteen worked with many of the U21 players when they were juniors.

Blackett told manutd.com: "Rene coached us at Under-12 level, I think – we did lots of skills sessions. It shows in a lot of our players, with the good feet they’ve got. You don’t even think about it but the skill Rene taught us comes to mind in games and you can see that in our play. I’m sure Rene is proud of us."

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