Which other current or former United Academy players do you think could also make it big in world football? (Melissa Knowles, UK)
"There's a lot. The list is endless. You look at the talent that people like Adnan Januzaj have had, Ravel Morrison. Extremely, extremely talented players, and I'm sure they'll still go on to do very, very well for themselves. We've had Demetri Mitchell who's been very unfortunate with injuries as well, who's such a brilliant player and is a good lad as well, who's got his head screwed on. For him to put his injuries behind him and start kicking on now would be amazing, if that's at Man United or if that's away from Man United. There's a lot. I've played with boys like Oliver Rathbone, who've come through and had a difficult time like myself in the youth teams, from not playing as much, going through different growth spurts, and sort of finding their feet a little bit as a man playing man's football. If you look at him now, he's one of Rochdale's best players and he could end up getting a move somewhere else. For me, all the boys have come through the Academy with the right mentality, and that's the basics of it, and they'll go on to have brilliant careers as well."
In terms of current ones, is there anybody that stands out, or do we have to be careful not to overly hype people?
"For the younger boys? There's a lot. You see Di'Shon [Bernard], Largie [Ramazani], Jimmy [Garner], you see Mason [Greenwood], obviously, coming in and Mason's on his way to being established. He's not quite at that level of being a regular first-teamer, and that's what Mason has to strive to become. He's one of the most talented players that I've seen for a long time – his left-foot, right-foot shooting is ridiculous. For me, it's my responsibility – Marcus, Jesse, the more experienced ones like Juan, Nemanja, Granty, for example – we've got to take a responsibility now to push these younger boys and get them up to a level where it's justifiable that they've reached their potential. For everyone at the football club, that's the primary goal as well. It's the same for myself: I'm getting pushed by the coaching staff every single day. Obviously Harry Maguire, Nemanja, Paul, they're such influential players that you have to learn from every day. If the boys don't take responsibility for their own careers, it can pass you by quickly. The boys who have come into the first team this year from the younger age groups have been an absolute credit."