Mame Diouf

A golden future is on the horizon at Old Trafford

As the senior squad prepares for a new season with a whirlwind tour of North America, the youngsters for whom Sir Alex Ferguson has such high hopes for are working hard at Carrington under reserve team coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Whether by choice or sheer necessity, Ferguson has made it clear on many occasions that the future success of Manchester United lies in a sophisticated youth system which has become the envy of the Premier League.

Injury headaches for all three title challengers

If it wasn’t so true the media would have needed to make it up! Just when the cruel injury suffered by super striker Wayne Rooney in Munich appeared to severely diminish the chances of a fourth successive Premier League title for Manchester United, fate intervened just24 hours later to also possibly derail the challenges of rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.