Man Utd Academy coaching update as Tom Huddlestone and David Hughes join

“Tom is a superb candidate to take on this important role. Having played at the highest level during his outstanding career and already displayed excellent capabilities as a coach, his presence will benefit our players immeasurably.

“David brings a fantastic wealth of coaching and leadership experience. He has a proven track record of developing a great number of players who are playing in the Premier League and throughout professional football.

“David and Tom join a world-class team of coaches, led by Travis Binnion, who will continue to develop players for our first team and build on the legacy of our world-leading youth development system.”

Huddlestone will at times play in fixtures, subject to undergoing a successful medical. However this will solely be for United’s Under-21s side as one of five permitted over-age outfield players in Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.

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