Ferguson Is A Good Judge Of Football

Last updated : 15 September 2008 By Ed_ScottishFitba

"...Scotland are starting to do better in terms of young players."
Sir Alex Ferguson is still a fan of Scottish football even though he buys players from all over the world. He believes that Scottish football is on the up despite a slight hiccup in the start to the 2010 World Cup campaign. He is a great fan of getting players playing the right way when they are young and was back in Scotland to officially open a new youth centre for the Harmony Row Youth Club, the Govan team he started playing football with as a 10-year-old. Ferguson wants the grassroots to thrive and is upbeat about the Scottish domestic and international football scene arena.

The Manchester United manager said: "
There's a general feeling, even down south, that Scotland are starting to do better in terms of young players. Hibs have shown the way in bringing young players through and they have sold a few on to Celtic and Rangers. That is a judgement from the two biggest clubs in the country that they are doing things right. And there were more Scottish players playing in the Champions League last season than English players and that is a great credit to Celtic and Rangers. Looking at the Scotland side there are a half-a-dozen who you can say are more than decent players. You are getting to a standard where you are expecting them to win in Macedonia and places like that, which is good. I think when Alan Hutton comes back, he will make a massive difference to the Scottish team because he is, without doubt, as good a young full-back as there is in Britain. He has great attacking qualities. And you have Darren Fletcher and Barry Ferguson - so a lot of them are doing quite well."

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