Man Utd's Ferdinand defends academies

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insists the academy system isn't failing England's national team.

"People talk about the academies but I work at United and there are a number of young English players doing very well there," he says.

"The amount of players from United now playing elsewhere in the Premier League and other leagues is unbelievable. The academies are not a failure from what I've seen."

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