Van Gaal: “All the young players are hungry."

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has described the young players at United as hungry after a series of good performances from the likes of Marcus Rashford, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Fosu-Mensah and Guillermo Varela.

The Red Devils have won their last four games with the help of their youth players after refusing to buy new players in the January transfer window.

The Dutchman said: "In January we took the risk not to buy a left full-back. We needed one, but we said maybe Borthwick-Jackson and Varela could do the job. There was interest from Spanish clubs for Varela but we said no.

“All the young players are hungry and a colleague of yours (another journalist) used the word 'desire' which is a very good word. They want to prove and show to the manager, to everybody, that they are the best. They always give spirit to the team and that’s why we decided not to invest in January.

"The policy is to have a small selection so you can give youngsters a chance. Thanks to my policy and the club who approved it, Rashford is there and it's the same with Borthwick-Jackson and Varela.”

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