Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants his players to be playing in next summer's U21 Euros.
He wants Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and other United youngsters to be picked in Gareth Southgate's squad for the finals in the Czech Republic at the end of the season believing it will help further their careers.
"That tournament is a very good education and I said that as the coach of the Dutch national team as well," said Van Gaal.
"My defenders at the World Cup (who reached the semi-finals) Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi, Daley Blind had all played in the European Under 21 championship. It's a good experience not many players have."
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