Jesse Lingard says he, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford want to “try and emulate” the success of the ‘Class of ’92’.
Along with Scott McTominay, Lingard, Pogba and Rashford are currently flying the flag for United’s proud record of developing players.
All broke through the club’s youth system, and while a move to Juventus helped Pogba further his potential, he has since returned to Old Trafford.
Lingard, who is enjoying his best-ever season as a professional, hopes the trio can mirror the achievements of Paul Scholes, David Beckham and those who broke through under Sir Alex Ferguson in the early 1990s.
“It is all about making new history but you see the team with Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville etc and you see what they achieved and it is only right that the likes of me, Marcus and Paul try and emulate that and win trophies,” he told BBC’s Football Focus.
“They came through the ranks together, but my (youth) team went their separate ways so to have another home lad like Marcus in the team and with Paul having been here since 16, we just want to try and emulate what they did.”