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Ex-Man United academy hero names FOUR “outstanding” U18s starlets, it’s huge praise



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Former Manchester United youth player Danny Webber has discussed the U18s’ recent league title success and how they may transition to the senior team.

A product of Manchester United’s youth set-up, Webber would have his fair share of success as he rose through the academy system at the club. This included being the U-17’s top scorer during one of his campaigns.

Making just three first-team appearances for the Red Devils, Webber’s United career never took off the way he may have hoped.

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Despite this, he would go on to have a successful career in England, playing in the Premier League for both Sheffield United and Portsmouth, as well as spending time at Watford and Leeds, amongst others.

Now, in the present day, United will be hoping their latest crop of youth talents can better Webber’s three senior appearances, following in the footsteps of current United players Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, and Kobbie Mainoo.

Having just won the U-18 Premier League North title, the academy talents of 2024 still have the chance of adding cup glory to their cabinet before the season is done.

Discussing how performing at such a high level in the youth team sets you up for success in the senior squad, Webber admitted the current U-18s are on the right path.

“It’s development football first and foremost,” Webber told MUTV. “But, it’s where you start learning that you have to win football matches as well.

“So, it’s getting that blend right. Where you’re learning, you’re picking up everything from your seniors, but you’re also thinking, ‘I want to be there, and I want to be a part of it’.

“But, we’ve got to win games, we’ve got to do it. Learn how to be a team, it’s not about individuals.

“You can see as a result of that, the U18s have shone as individuals that have had fantastic games, the likes of Ethan Williams, who has been outstanding, Shea Lacey, Finley McAllister, you could go on and on and on. Harry Amass, who has come in from Watford.

“They have been outstanding; within that team structure, they have learned to shine as individuals, and they get the rewards for it.”