Solskjaer proud of academy success

Solskjaer proud of academy success

Sunday's match against Everton will see Manchester United celebrate 4000 consecutive games with an academy player in their match-day squad.

It was a 1-0 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage in October 1937 that set the ball rolling for United's youngsters, and the current boss is keen to continue the club's 82-year-old tradition.

"It's something we're proud of and it's in our DNA. This club is built on having your own local lads and academy players coming through and we pride ourselves on that.

"The academy players know what it means and they're great people. They're good players as well and they know what it takes to be a Manchester United player."