Manchester United booked their spot in the quarter finals of the FA Cup after beating Shrewsbury Town 3-0 on Monday night.
Chris Smalling opened the scoring in the first half before Juan Mata made it 2-0 with a wonderfully struck free-kick, while Jesse Lingard clinched United’s third after capping a wonderful counterattacking move.
Louis Van Gaal stole the show with a rousing speech at United’s Player of The Year Awards on Tuesday night, claiming United were not far from Chelsea before, bizarrely, asking for a round of applause for the lady playing the saxophone. How can you not love this man?
I think you might find this interesting if, like me, you’re interested in the history and the future of Manchester United’s Academy system.
Tony Park, AKA @MrMujac, is a lifelong United supporter with a knowledge far richer than most, especially about United’s youth system. Regularly found following the youth teams home and away, Tony’s views are certainly to be respected.
In this short video, Tony talks about the impact Louis van Gaal may have on United in general, why particular youth players went on tour and what van Gaal’s introduction means to players hoping to make the step from youth football to the Premier League.