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Back in the 1994-95 season, a young Paul Scholes made his breakthrough in the Manchester United first-team, making 10 starts and 15 substitute appearances in all competitions.
He watched from the bench, studied in training and occasionally studied the established midfield stars, such as Paul Ince, Brain McClair, Mark Hughes and Roy Keane, in matches
And the following campaign, when Ince controversially left for Inter Milan, Hughes left for Chelsea and McClair found his playing time increasingly limited, Scholes became a much more important part of the team and repaid his manager's faith with 14 goals overall.
It was Sir Alex Ferguson's policy of gradually incorporating young talents into the first-team—keeping them hungry and determined for more and more chances—which saw the young Scholes become a star and establish himself as a mainstay in the team's midfield.
And it helped David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs before him, as the second wave of Fergie's Fledgings became club stars.
Fast forward to this season, and the same is happening with Tom Cleverley, along with Danny Welbeck and purchased youngsters like Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Nick Powell.
Having been limited to just 15 appearances last season (mainly thanks to injury), Sir Alex is giving Cleverley that bigger number of games, with the 23-year-old having made seven already this term.
As Scholes re-enters the retirement phase of his career, Cleverley is being given more and more experience.
And just like when the young Scholes replaced Ince, as United's history shows, the youngster will eventually take over for the master.