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Man Utd great Scholes: Solskjaer now emulating work of Sir Alex

Manchester United great Paul Scholes believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is emulating the work of Sir Alex Ferguson.

United have a proud history of blooding academy players in the first-team, shown by Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford's rise to prominence.

And Scholes says: “Sir Alex Ferguson was desperate to get young players playing and Ole has gone the same way. They have to be good enough of course and they think highly of this lad and let's hope this is his first of many to come.

“He looked to have a good size about him. We didn't see that much of him as it was only the last five or ten minutes but the academy are producing players and you've got to give people credit for that at the club.

“Nicky Butt especially has been very instrumental in that, bringing Mason Greenwood in, was involved with Marcus Rashford as well and Brandon Williams, another one who has burst onto the scene this season and has been really good.

“The future is bright. Let's hope they can still keep on producing these young players that the club is all about."

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