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New Man Utd U18 coach McKenna: We're looking for a Harry Kane

New Manchester United U18 boss Kieran McKenna knows how important it is for fans to see local talent make the grade.

McKenna joined United from Tottenham last month.

He told manutd.com: "It is the case and I think a lot of work goes into Academies – you might have two or three clubs who haven't had a regular first-teamer come through but, when you do get that, it's exciting.

"I've seen it close up at Tottenham with Harry Kane over the last few years and, when you get a player like that, who has been right through the system, has the club in his blood and a really good connection with the fans, the value of that to the team and the club is tenfold to what his market value probably could ever be.

"So it's important that in Marcus [Rashford] and Jesse [Lingard], United had some of that feeling last year and that is what we as youth coaches work for as well. Getting that one player through who can establish himself in the first team and be a big player for the club. It's such an incredible thing when it does happen."

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