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Loans are good for Manchester United youth players, says chief executive David Gill

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester United’s youngsters will continue to be loaned out according to chief executive David Gill.

The Old Trafford side regularly send their academy players out to other clubs in order to build experience if they’re unable to break into the main squad.

Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverly made promising appearences in the league this season after spending time away last campaign, and Hull City took Robbie Brady for the whole season.

When asked about the loaning out of players Mr Gill told manutd.com: “It’s always been a feature.”

He added: “We’ve done that for many years.

“Alex and the coaching staff will work closely to try and place players in the right teams for their development. We have seen that with people like Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley who have done very well and come back in after spells with other teams.

“Let’s see what happens but it’s good for them and good for us.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that many of his reserve team players will be loaned out to clubs next season in order to excel in their progression and maturity.

But Paul Pogba’s transfer links with Juventus, Ravel Morrison’s transfer to newly promoted West Ham and troublesome Federico Macheda at QPR has seen Fergie’s starlets weaken in strength.

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