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Graeme Souness: Manchester United are relying too heavily on their youngsters

by Tanveer Arayan


Graeme Souness has feels Manchester United are too reliant on young players following their 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

Man United were poor in the first half at Old Trafford and unrest within the stadium was growing at the break.

However, they eventually secured the win thanks to Anthony Martial, who scored the winning goal when he fired home Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s ball into the box. Souness insisted that United have become too reliant on their youngsters.

“This is Man United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world. And [the young players] are being asked time and time again to get them out of a hole and it’s difficult,” Souness said.

“But they’ve ground out a result. I think they would say in the dressing room right now, it isn’t really important how we’re playing right now, which is just as well, because it’s been like that for most of the season.”

Souness has a point; United have spent upwards of £250m since Louis van Gaal took charge but the likes of Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah have made the biggest impression in the first team recently.

However, the saying goes that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough and van Gaal deserves credit for placing his faith in young players.

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