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“It is critical to have young English players at the club who are coming through and have good potential. Those players need to develop and become better. They are now champions after winning the title; they should gain confidence from that and want to go again."

- Gary Neville

30/05/2013 12:44, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Neville: English core key

Welbeck and Tom Cleverley to move into that position where they are full-time players.”

In his current role as an England coach, Neville is well-placed to analyse United’s batch of young Lions and, encouragingly, the Treble winner has noticed a clear increase in confidence and experience every time they report for international duties.

“They grow each time and you notice the maturity in them. Welbeck’s growth has been incredible, we’ve not seen too much of Phil Jones with England, Chris played well in Montenegro and Tom has done really well, playing a part in nearly every game.

“All of the young players are well thought of, not just at Manchester United but other clubs at well. You just hope that they can play more consistent football to become top England players as well.”

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