Solskjaer's message to Youth Cup squad
Watch as Ole wishes our young Reds good luck for tonight's FA Youth Cup tie against Norwich, which is live on MUTV...
The lads are playing in the Youth Cup away to Norwich. How significant do you see this competition for Manchester United? “It’s the one tournament you need to get a result in. In the Academy, in the league, yeah you want to win games, but it’s not like you have to. This is the pressure cooker for them and this is where they can show that they can produce a performance on a given day. Even if you don’t feel right, or if you don’t have the greatest pitch or you don’t know too much about the opposition - I’m sure we know everything we need to know about Norwich, but it’s 90 minutes you’ll have to prove yourself. Over the season, in the league, you’re up and down and have dips, but as a Man United player you need to be able to produce and rise to the challenge when you’re asked to. That’s when you get ready to play against Liverpool, for example. All the best to guys and we believe in them.” I suppose they might look at Mason and Brandon and think they could be playing in the Youth Cup? “They should be looking at Brandon and Mason and how many years of hard work and determination suddenly accelerates into a first-team position. If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”