Following the launch of our new online hub, Nick Cox, Director of the Academy, said:
“Youth development has a significant part to play in our club’s history and as a result, our fans have a unique interest in our Academy and young players. This is one of the things that makes our club so special. It is therefore really important that our supporters have up-to-date, high quality coverage available to them throughout each season.
“The story of Manchester United is one of the greatest sporting stories ever told; our youth development programme has been at the heart of our darkest days and greatest successes. The new online hub will ensure that the history of youth development at United is clearly documented for everyone to access.
“For our young players and potential new players, it is inspirational for them to see what has come before them, and the hub will allow young people to aspire to follow in the footsteps of great players who shared the same dream as them.
“While we are keen to keep players and supporters updated on what goes on inside the Academy there will naturally be some things we don’t share, on the basis that we have a duty of care to protect young people and keep them safe and also protect them from the inevitable spotlight that will be upon them as they reach the latter stages of their Academy journey.”