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Man Utd academy chief Butt: Senior players must protect Greenwood

Manchester United academy chief Nicky Butt has urged fans to be patient with their top kids.

Asked if established players like Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay can aid the current crop, Butt was adamant.

He saidd, "Yeah, they can. They can play a big role by going on the pitch and performing.

"But at this club, you have to perform week in, week out, every single week, in front of 76,000, twice a week.

"It's very, very difficult and the message we want to give as an academy and as a club is, yeah, Mason Greenwood, if you want to use his name, he looks like an unbelievable, talented boy, which he is.

"But the word 'boy' is what he is, and we have just to as a fanbase and supporters be patient with these boys."

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