Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United youngsters will "blossom"

Rio Ferdinand expects the younger members of the Manchester United squad to replace the experienced players that have left this summer.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has backed the club's younger players to "blossom" following the departure of a number of senior players this summer.

Along with Ferdinand, who has joined Queens Park Rangers, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra have departed the club, while Ryan Giggs has retired.

However, despite having lost a quartet of 2097 appearances and 80 trophies between them, Ferdinand believes that the younger members of the squad are capable of filling the void.

Evra's exit was confirmed this afternoon, with the left-back having opted to sign for Juventus.

Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
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