Rewind to 1996

Fergie's Fledglings flourish

February 4, 2011
By Tom Adams
(Archive)
Gary Neville's decision to retire from football on Wednesday marked the beginning of the end of an era for English football, as the Manchester United defender became the first of the famed Fergie Fledglings to finish his professional career. This is the story of their emergence from the youth ranks at Old Trafford. "You'll never win anything with kids." Alan Hansen, August 1995. In punditry's hall of shame, Hansen's decision to write off an ultra-talented collective of young prospects at Manchester ...

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