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Stars of the future

Fraizer Campbell. Striker. Age 20

Craig Cathcart. Defender. Age 19

Tom Cleverley. Midfielder. Age 18

Chris Eagles. Winger. Age 22

Jonny Evans. Defender. Age 20

Lee Martin. Winger. Age 21

Rodrigo Possebon. Midfielder. Age 19

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Boss expects big things


"The young players are all at a good age in terms of us judging them. Most of them have been out on loan and done well. They all have good potential."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

27/07/2008 00:22, Report by Gemma Thompson
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High hopes for starlets

Sir Alex Ferguson has earmarked a host of his promising youngsters as future Old Trafford stars and hopes to see them make significant progress over the coming season.



A number of the young players have impressed during United's pre-season trip to South Africa with Chris Eagles, Lee Martin, Tom Cleverley and Fraizer Campbell all finding the net.

Assured displays from Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Possebon and Belfast-born defender Craig Cathcart during Saturday's Vodacom Challenge final victory have given Sir Alex further cause for optimism.

"They are all at a good age in terms of us judging them," he said. "Most of them have been out on loan and done well.

"Jonny Evans had a good spell at Sunderland and was instrumental in them staying up. Campbell was instrumental in bringing Hull up.

"Lee Martin has been unfortunate with injuries, but he showed what he can do by setting up the first goal [against the Kaizer Chiefs]. He has potential.

"Cathcart

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