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McKenna eager for Man Utd U18 to compete abroad

New Manchester United U18 coach Kevin McKenna says he's eager to enter his team in international competitions.

McKenna joined United last month from Tottenham.

He told manutd.com: "That's something I'm a big believer in. At Tottenham's Academy, we did really well with an international games programme so we were used to playing international opposition because 70 per cent of the Premier League players are international.

"If our boys get in the first team, they will play against South Americans and people from all over Europe, Asia and the rest of the world so they need to get used to playing against those kind of teams collectively and also individual players.

'Their style of play is different to British players so the boys gained some great experience in the Otten Cup and were really unlucky not to win it. It showed some of the talent they do have and it'll be about trying to maximise that talent now and get it out on a more consistent basis."

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