Players in the mould of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Dwight Yorke all ascended through the ranks of the academy of united and became star players under the tutelage of Ferguson.
However, we are beginning to see a divorce from the norm – Van Gaal favours favours spending big of players perceived to be able to guarantee instant success and that isn’t really working out at the moment.
Nonetheless, United are believed to be preparing to secure their future with latest reports claiming Luca Ercolani has been training with the academy of United and he is expected to complete a deal for United before long.
The 16-year-old Italian defender has reported passed a trial at United but the completion of a deal for him is dependent upon medical. He is schedule to undergo one soon and would be the first signing of Manchester United since the opening of the January transfer window.
Luca Ercolani joined from Forli in a fee believed to be around £500k. We hope the youngster comes good for United and proves to be like fellow Italians who are known to be good defenders.