Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has been speaking about the next wave of talent coming through at Old Trafford as they prepare for their FA Youth Cup match against Hull City.
Speaking to ManUtd.com, the Northern Ireland international looked back on his own early days at the club, as well as giving advice to the next generation hoping to one day make it into the first-team.
United are famous for their youth system and manager Louis van Gaal has promoted more youngsters into the senior side this season, most notably Paddy McNair, Tyler Blackett and James Wilson (who made his debut under interim manager Ryan Giggs).
So what does Evans believe is the most important thing for a young player to learn at United?
“The biggest thing about playing for the club that struck me when I was younger was the importance of having courage on the ball,” he said.
Acknowledging the pressure of playing in the United first-team is nothing like that playing for the younger sides, Evans added, “So the main thing I’d say to them is go out there and enjoy it.”
It is the chance for United’s next crop to make a name for themselves and it will be interesting to see which of them ultimately step out at Old Trafford in a first-team fixture in the future.