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New lads special - youngsters impress Toby

Posted on 5 August 2015  - 02:00

Toby Alderweireld has been impressed with our young guns in pre-season - and he's backing them to do the business if they are involved in our Premier League opener at Old Trafford.

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The versatile defender snapped up from Athletic Madrid has got to know the squad quickly in six pre-season friendlies where the likes of Nathan Oduwa, Kyle Walker-Peters, Luke McGee, Josh Onomah, Harry Winks and Dele Alli have all featured heavily.

Dele was particularly eye-catching against Real Madrid in the Audi Cup, Josh Onomah impressed again against AC Milan and Harry Winks continued to thrive in both matches.

"We have a young team but even the younger players have a lot of experience for their age and they know what they have to do," said Toby, who has lined-up in central defence in our friendly outings.

"Everyone wants to show themselves and we want to finish as high as we can this season. That starts on Saturday.

"I’ve played a lot of big games so I know what to expect. The first game of the season is always a strange one, everybody is very excited and we’re looking forward to it."