Man Utd's Ferdinand happy to see Cathcart, De Laet promoted

Rio Ferdinand is pleased to see more youngsters getting their chance at Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand is pleased to see more youngsters getting their chance at Manchester United.

Craig Cathcart and Ritchie de Laet are both in the frame to make United's team for Sunday's Premiership opener against Birmingham City.

"I have always been a big fan of young players coming into squads," Ferdinand said. "I was there once myself, so you never forget that.

"We have a great number of talented young players. There are loads in and around the first team.

"I am just delighted to be here and see the next budding young players coming through the doors of Manchester United."