Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to keep faith with the club's misfiring youth players despite signing up to £150m worth of players during the summer transfer window.
The former Netherlands coach smashed the club's transfer record during a single window in signing Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Angel di Maria, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao to assist in reversing the club's recent fortunes.
Such were the measly resources available to Van Gaal during the early weeks of the season, United were forced to hand opportunities to the likes of Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzaj and Tyler Blackett during the club's first three league games – all of which they failed to win.
Blackett, who had spent last season on loan at Blackpool and Birmingham City, has been perhaps the most surprising inclusion, starting all of United's first three league matches and thus earning a place in the England Under-21 squad for the games against Lithuania and Moldova in the coming week.
And the 20 year old says he and United's other youth products have been promised further opportunities throughout the season by Van Gaal, despite a host of late additions in the summer transfer window.
"It's been unbelievable so far with the players that have come in," Blackett told thefa.com.
"It should be enjoyable, there's a whole new squad there now and we'll be ready to start again after the international break.
"As a centre-back, training and working with these players is a part of my career that I've just got to look forward to and do my best.
"The manager told us all, right from the word go really, that he's not scared of using the young players so we're all ready to go and try to prove that we can play at this level. It's been good for all of us."
The Manchester-born defender has been thrust under the limelight during the opening weeks of the season following the departure of club captain Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, while Blackett has also been forced to adapt to playing as one of three centre-backs in the United defence.
With both Blind and Rojo likely to be available to Van Gaal for the first match after the international break, Blackett will face the first major test of his place in the United first team for the visit of Queens Park Rangers on 14 September.