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LVG handed debuts to 7 Man Utd youngsters

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal might not have enjoyed much success during his time at Old Trafford, but he certainly lived up to the club's tradition of promoting youth talent.

According to the United's official website, the Dutchman handed debuts to seven youngsters during his final season at the club.

These players include Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Donald Love, Joe Riley, Marcus Rashford, Regan Poole, Tim Fosu-Mensah and James Weir.

Van Gaal's policy of favouring academy players certainly paid dividends as these seven youngsters made 121 appearances, including 76 starts and 16 goals over the course of the season.

Overall, 14 academy graduates played for the Red Devils in 2015/16 with the seven aforementioned players joined by Jesse Lingard, Paddy McNair, Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira, James Wilson, Nick Powell and Will Keane in gaining first-team opportunities in the recently-completed campaign which delivered the club's 12th FA Cup.

Vyom Chaudhary
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