Ferguson continues clampdown by gagging Uniteds academy kids

Last updated : 24 February 2010 By Daily Mail

Sportsmail revealed yesterday that Ferguson has banned the club's young players from wearing coloured boots after becoming concerned that some of United's stars of the future were beginning to get ahead of themselves.

Now it has emerged that members of United's Under 18 side have been kept away from the MUTV cameras in the wake of a recent run of bad form.

The blackout surprised many people, given that MUTV interviewers are ordered to steer clear of sensitive or potentially controversial subjects.

But there was a concern that some of Old Trafford's teenagers needed to get back to basics as, despite enjoying a successful season, United's youngsters stumbled to lose 3-0 against Blackburn in the FA Youth Cup and then slipped to successive league reverses to Liverpool and West Brom.

Since the ban was imposed, though, the United team have thrashed Blackburn their greatest rivals this season 6-1 to go back to the top.

Last night it was not clear whether academy players will be allowed back in front of the cameras as they look to close out the season by topping the Academy League.


Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail