Gary Neville: 'Manchester City need youth development'

Neville: 'Man City need youth development'
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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that Manchester City must develop younger players if they want to achieve more success in the future.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has claimed that Manchester City must develop younger players if they want success in the future.

Premier League champions City will head into Monday's derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford 15 points behind their rivals in the table.

Despite their lavish spending in recent years, Neville believes that the club needs to look closer to home when bringing in new talent.

"I don't know why they've not created a player in the last five years when Manchester City have won the [FA] Youth Cup and been in the latter stages of that competition," he told The Independent.

"I've seen players in their youth team when they've beaten United. You've got to create the pathway and at the moment I don't see that pathway at City, whether the players are good enough or not."

City's previous success in the FA Youth Cup came back in 2008.

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