Paul Scholes points out one area Solskjaer is successfully emulating Fergie

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has pointed out one area manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is successfully emulating legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former United midfielder is pleased with the Norwegian’s insistence on promoting talented academy players into the first team, just like Fergie did.

“Sir Alex Ferguson was desperate to get young players playing and Ole has gone the same way,” Paul Scholes told BT Sport after Man United’s 2-1 win over LASK on Wednesday.

“They have to be good enough of course and they think highly of this lad and let’s hope this is his first of many to come. He looked to have a good size about him. We didn’t see that much of him as it was only the last five or ten minutes but the academy are producing players and you’ve got to give people credit for that at the club.

“Nicky Butt especially has been very instrumental in that, bringing Mason Greenwood in, was involved with Marcus Rashford as well and Brandon Williams, another one who has burst onto the scene this season and has been really good.

“The future is bright. Let’s hope they can still keep on producing these young players that the club is all about.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has handed first-team debuts to 8 United academy players this season, the most since Sir Matt Busby did in the 1952/53 season.