Youth has always been at the forefront of Manchester United’s reign and the Red Devils are set to continue that policy after Reserve team manager Warren Joyce assured that the current crop of youngsters had a future at the club. The players in question were midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe and forward Will Keane, both stars of United’s 2011 FA Youth Cup triumph.
The club’s youth policy has come under scrutiny recently following Ravel Morrison’s departure to West Ham and the possibly exit of Paul Pogba. While the loss of the two best talents in their youth system will be a hard pill to swallow, United nonetheless have a few more players from the same crop who are expected to make the step up to the first squad.
Joyce had this to say to the Hull Daily Mail about the two youngsters: “There’s bound to be interest from the Championship as they both did well last year. The reserves won everything and Keane won the (reserves’) player of the year. For sure he will go out on loan but Tunnicliffe may well be around the first team.”
Although both are aged 19, Tunnicliffe has the experience of playing at Peterborough where he spent six months on loan last season, thus explaining the club’s desire to keep him with the first squad.