Ryan Giggs

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs insists that the club will not change their policy of developing the youth and giving them a chance in the first team.

This statement has risen following the criticism faced by the club from former players for letting Danny Welbeck leave the club to join Premier League rivals Arsenal during the recently concluded summer transfer window. The England international spent his entire career at Old Trafford before the move to north London.

"United will never change. The history of the club is to play exciting football, give youngsters a chance and keep to its traditions," Giggs said, as quoted in the Daily Mail.

The Welshman has defended the manager over the sale of Welbeck by pointing out Louis van Gaal's history of giving young players a chance in his previous clubs Barcelona and Ajax.

"OK, Danny Welbeck has left, which is disappointing, but this is a manager (Van Gaal) who gave Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Muller their chances. Tyler Blackett has played every game so far this season," the former Welsh international added.

"We have Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson. Players will leave but we have to make sure youngsters come through. United fans demand it.

"We are proud of our youth system — that is what we feel separates us from a lot of other clubs — we always give young players a chance," Giggs continued.

The Red Devils legend is hoping that United can produce another Class of 92, but maintains that this time around all the players may not be locals but from different parts of the world.

"I hope another Class of 92 comes through but the world is changing, and the young players coming through now might not be from Salford, even if you wish they were. They might be like Rafael da Silva from Brazil who has been with us from the age of 15," the United assistant manager explained.

Meanwhile, Giggs replied: "Yes", when asked if he wishes to become the permanent manager of United.