Three United youngsters Mourinho should call on to face City

Few academies in England boast the fame of Manchester United’s. It has produced some of England’s only World Cup winners, endless top flight champions and perhaps most famously of all, David Beckham and company’s Class of ’92.

In recent years, however, United’s conveyor belt of young talent hasn’t been quite so productive. Likewise, the appointment of Jose Mourinho over the summer has further exacerbated concerns that another generation of Red Devils-trained starlets will go to waste.

But the Old Trafford outfit face bitter rivals Manchester City in the League Cup this evening and the competition is often used by managers to blood in young players – a strategy Sir Alex Ferguson used continually throughout his illustrious reign.

With that in mind, we have been running the rule over three youngsters who deserve the chance to feature in tonight’s Manchester Derby this evening, be it in the form of a starting berth or from the bench, to further enhance their experience at first team level…