4 Young Stars Who Could Bring Life to Sir Alex's Lineup

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4 Young Stars Who Could Bring Life to Sir Alex's Lineup
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Manchester United have forged a dynasty on their ability to train up youthful talent from their base form, turning them into lethal championship-winning weapons.

Over the past 26 years, Sir Alex Ferguson has changed the face of the modern game with his highly controversial outbursts and almost unnatural success with the Red Devils. 

But perhaps his greatest influences in world football are the host of ever-increasing youth programs focused at training young players.

That's not to suggest for a moment that Fergie was the first man ever to utilise young, cheap players and turn them into world beaters.

Rather, Ferguson has taken this art and perfected it to such an extent that many following the Scotsman's lead are now starting to wonder exactly how he does it.

With the very notable exception of Barcelona and their Cantera, very few sides have been able to match the success that Fergie and United have achieved (particularly in the late '90s) with a host of players from their own academy.

That tradition continues on today at United, and with the January transfer window now upon us (as well as the summer window creeping up quicker than one would imagine), it's time to look again toward those youth players that United will be targeting in an attempt to find the next Scholes or Giggs.

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