Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says he loves Athletic Bilbao's approach to player recruitment.

Scholes now works part-time with United's youth team.

He told the Mail on Sunday: "If you think about the area of Manchester, how many kids love football? You see kids playing everywhere. I think about what they do in Bilbao, where they won't have any players other than Basques. To do what they do is brilliant. It is probably not possible here but I think it would be a nice thing to do. Maybe one or two foreigners but not seven, eight, nine at 16 years of age. They are being signed at that age from abroad and who knows if they are going to be in football in three years? You've no idea."

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