"They will come back into the first-team squad and they will get plenty of games next season."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

Left to right: Mame Biram Diouf, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck enjoy a stroll in the US on United's 2010 pre-season tour.

26/03/2011 10:16, Report by Adam Marshall, B Hibbs

Loanees to return

Sir Alex Ferguson says young players like Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck could feature heavily in United's future after excelling during loan spells away from the club this season.

The United manager revealed to he will give midfielder Cleverley and striker Welbeck the opportunity to press home their claims at Old Trafford in the 2011/2012 campaign after shining for Wigan and Sunderland respectively. The pair were reunited this week, when they played an active part in England Under-21s' 4-0 demolition of Denmark.

"They will come back into the first-team squad and they will get plenty of games next season," Sir Alex told us, when we asked about his plans for Cleverley, Welbeck and Federico Macheda, who is currently with Sampdoria in his native Italy.

"They are part of the band of young players coming through at this club. They will all come back in," the boss continued. "At that point, we will then review our squad because that's the important thing. But we will always put players out on loan.

"Cleverley has done very well, particularly in his spell at Watford and then at Wigan. He has improved in each case and he is going to be a top player.

"Welbeck has been fantastic too, it's just unfortunate that he picked up a bad injury. But they will all be ready for next year."

The manager also revealed that Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf will return from his stint with Blackburn as the loan deals have been beneficial for his fringe performers.

"Mame Diouf has done well at Blackburn too and he'll come back in," added Sir Alex. "They've all done well.

"It proves we were right in putting them there in the first place. For them, it’s that experience of being exposed to regular football that really brings them on so that they are ready to play for Manchester United."

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