Mourinho has hinted at given academy players more first team while taking about 6 academy players he feels would be ready to feature in the first team within the next 2 years

Mourinho has always been criticised for his failure to bring youngsters through at his previous clubs, but the with the  likes of Scott McTominay and Demetri Mitchell – both 20 years old – were among the youth to be given a chance towards the end of last season.

As quoted by The Guardian Mourinho said :”I think Scott and Demetri are also kids to have a future in the club and Andreas Pereira is back. Probably in a few years Man United will also have half a dozen of these kids in the team” 

He further expressed :”The reputation is the reputation. But the other day I found myself in the tunnel before the Real Madrid game. I’m not talking about the second half because they were kids who were 15-16 during my time there. But in the first half more than half the Real team, which is their first team because they were only missing Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, all these guys started with me and had debuts with me.

“They came into the first team with me, they trained with me when they were 15 and 16 years old. Nacho, Casemiro , Dani Carvajal, Marcelo was 20. Almost all of them. So when the kids are good and have potential, there is no problem for me to play them.”

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