Mourinho will offer youth players opportunities says former player
Ex-blues defender, Steven Watt has said that Manchester United’s youth will be given chance to prove their worth under Mourinho
Watt, now 31, was at Chelsea during Mourinho’s first spell at the club between 2002 and 2006. Although he was only blessed with 92 minutes of playing time by the special one, Watt has since defended and respected the Portuguese’s player selection policy, insisting that it was his own ability that stopped his progression in the squad.
The former defender believes that United’s current young talent will not be mistreated and will get their chance;’I always believed that if I was good enough I’d play. United have got good youngsters there, so if they’re good enough, he’ll give them a chance’, said Watt, as reported by the Guardian.
The Scottish born defenders career resurfaced during Mourinho’s first press conference as Manchester United manager. The new boss pulled out a pre-prepared list of every academy member of the clubs he has managed that he has given an opportunity to. This was due to the recent accusations aimed at Jose that he is not interested in using the academies at the clubs he manages.
Is ‘Watt’ he says right?
After news broke out of the appointment of the former Real Madrid boss, there was instant speculation around the futures of United’s young talent. Could players like Marcus Rashford become wasted talents after his outstanding breakout season? Will players such as Timothy Fosu-Mensah become a name on the list for endless loan spells? Nobody knows, United supporters can only hope that their clubs talent is used, not wasted.