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United's home-grown policy paid off in style on Sunday – and left Arsenal looking painfully out of date, writes Tim Rich

England Under-21s: National service for United duo

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones have been named in the England Under-21 squad to face Azerbaijan and Israel in September.

Smalling: So exciting – and the journey's only just begun

Chris Smalling, one of the young Manchester United players who shone in Monday's 3-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur, summed up the vibrant mood at Old Trafford: "There is an excitement here because of the endless potential," he said. "We have nowhere near reached it and we are just looking how far we can go."

England continue training despite call-off

England took part in a scheduled training session at London Colney this morning despite their friendly match against Holland tomorrow night being called off following riots in the capital over the last three nights.

Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck will not be loaned says Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Tom Cleverley to follow Danny Welbeck into the England squad and confirmed neither player will be leaving Manchester United on loan this season.

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