Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester United's Premier League title rivals he has a new crop of youngsters ready to unleash next season.
United lost out to Chelsea in the title race last season and, with their big-spending city rivals expected to launch a challenge this time around, some claim the Red Devils' reign over England is at an end.
Ferguson, though, is ready to promote his most talented youngsters to the first team in a bid to put United back on their perch as the Premier League's top dog.
He said: "The history of Manchester United is quite simple. It has always been based on young people and that's where we're more comfortable. I think our fans are more comfortable too.
"So producing players is a big incentive for us. We know the response we get from supporters when we produce a player through the ranks, through our youth system.
"It's a fantastically satisfying thing also.
"At the moment we have a collection of young players who have been growing up at the club for the last few years like (Danny) Welbeck and (Jonny) Evans and (Darron) Gibson, and (Federico) Macheda. These young players are developing very well at the club.
"Some players are coming through like young (Oliver) Gill, and young Corry, Jonny Evans' brother.
"So we've a fine collection of young players who if you don't give them an opportunity they're going to stagnate and move to other clubs who'll get the benefit of the work we've done with them.
"We've had experience of that in the past, so we try to avoid that as best we can and make sure we make the right decisions about these boys' careers, because most of them are very good talented players."
Ferguson's vow will have some of his senior stars fearing for their places but one player certain to be turning out for United next season is Wayne Rooney.
And Ferguson is confident he will soon shake off the frustration of his World Cup performance
He added on sportsnet.ca: "I don't expect a hangover. I think there'll still be a bit of disappointment in the lad.
"I think all the players coming back from the World Cup who didn't do well, who didn't reach their expectations may I say, will feel that they've missed something.
"That's because the World Cup's only once every four years. That's the horrible part of that tournament.
"We have several players who have come back very, very disappointed. We've Patrice Evra for instance, Wayne Rooney of course, and Nemanja Vidic."
There is a notable exception though, according to Ferguson, and a particularly pleasing one.
"I think one player who will come back quite positive because he had a good World Cup was young Javier Hernandez from Mexico. I think he did very well and he surprised a lot of people," the Scot said.
"So whereas we've got some disappointments from players like Wayne, Nemanja and Patrice, I think we're going to have a positive effect from Javier."TEAMtalk | Football | Premier League | Manchester United News - Ferguson ready to unleash next crop
Let's see what the young players can do. No mention of Cleverly which is a bit surprising. Heard rumours of him being set for a loan to Newcastle. Exciting season next. Hoping the little pea surprises people.