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Solskjaer says youngsters will get a chance to prove themselves

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 15: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United arrives for a press conference ahead of their second leg in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on April 15, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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The Manchester United manager is tempted to loan youngsters next season, but he says he will give them a chance to prove themselves.

Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get a chance to start fresh for the 2019-2020 English Premier League season.

And despite being tempted to send young players on loan, the Norwegian coach says he wants to give them a chance on the first team.

“I have to say it will nice for them to get a full season somewhere and play, but then again maybe the best place to be is here, training with the best players in the world,” Solskjaer was quoted by Sky Sports.

“In this environment, we’ve got a history of making them the best, but we’ve got loads of good examples of players being out for a year and coming back as men.”

“Let’s see what we decide with these boys, but I can see most of them staying here and getting their chances next year,” he added.

“The players know deep down it’s ingrained in our history and tradition. They will get a chance and they know they will get the backing from the supporters.”

“With that comes expectation because of the media and social media now, everything is so blown out of proportion with the expectation. Young players are important for us and as staff, we must manage them correctly,” he continued.

“I love to see the kids expressing themselves. I want to see it at Old Trafford when they get there, to see who expresses themselves in the right way. Not showboating.”

He explained: “It’s a fine balance when you’re a young kid. It’s not down to me to base my judgment on a couple of games but sometimes if you’re 5-0 up or 1-0 down, I want to see them do the same thing. The right thing!”

“It’s not about them but the right thing for the team. If you’ve got it at 16 or 17, you will have it when you get into the first team.”

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