United star on 'terrific' wonderkids, reveals why Giggs started them

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Michael Carrick featured in the same senior line-up as two recent Manchester United academy products Tom Lawrence and James Wilson.

"James [Wilson] made a terrific debut," said Manchester United team-mate Michael Carrick of the club's latest academy product and stand-out performer in the senior match-up against Hull City on Tuesday, May 6.

While Old Trafford's present has been gloomy, with the coming and going of a United manager in David Moyes, with substandard performances, shocking results and no silverware to parade around Stretford at the season's end, there has been positives for the future, namely - the development of Adnan Januzaj and the introduction of the Belgium attacker's fellow prospects Wilson and Tom Lawrence.

Carrick told the club's official website: "I thought Tom did really well on the left, neither of them were fazed by it [the occasion]. They came in and did themselves no harm, it was great to see that they both settled in well. I tried to make it as comfortable as possible for them, telling them to play their normal game and they did that."

On the reason why so many teenagers were fielded against Hull, a match they won 3-1 with Wilson scoring twice, Carrick said: "The manager said before the game that as they were playing well they'll get their chance.

"They certainly took it and that's all you can ask."

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