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Scholes regards Solskjaer as Man Utd's right manager for caring young players

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Paul Scholes believes Solskjaer's belief in youth is reminiscent of Sir Alex Ferguson, who famously oversaw the Class of '92's development to ensure United became the biggest force in English football during the 1990s.

Scholes said: "The right manager's there now, who understands that has to be a big part of the club. It was big as we were coming through, we had a manager who believed in us, who wanted to give young players a chance and to do that he got rid of big players. He wanted to give us that opportunity and we took it.

"These young players now will get the opportunity under Ole, it's up to them whether they take it. We saw on Sunday they look like they will. With a bit of luck there'll be more young players coming through.

"The U23s have started doing really well too, that's not really happened for the last couple of years. You watch them and are impressed, there are players coming through now who look ready for the first team and we know with Ole there they'll get a chance."

Scholes added: "It was exciting watching Marcus (Rashford) knowing there's still a lot more to come from him. You've seen home-grown players like Jesse Lingard as well, and these players are exciting to watch.

"McTominay's looking good, he had a really good pre-season, and other people like Chong and Gomes are coming through the club too. Looking at the U23s and youth team now, you're excited like you haven't been the last couple of years."

Meanwhile, Nicky Butt - United's new head of academy - said it is an exciting time to be at the club after they upped their 'aggressiveness' regarding recruitment.

Butt said: "Over the last few years we've been a bit more aggressive in the transfer market, signing players people are taking notice of.

"We've got some really good coaches in there who are passionate about the club, and more importantly we've got a manager who knows the club, knows the people, knows what it takes to get young players through because he was part of it, so these are exciting times."