The Daily Mail is today reporting on Blackburn’s boss Mark Hughes, who was so impressed with Arsenal’s youngsters and their brilliant performance against his Blackburn team in the Carling Cup that he compared them to Man Utd’s batch of young ‘uns from 1992.
Daily Mailster Peter Ferguson writes that Man Utd legends like David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt were all part of the ’92 team and went on to win a combined total of almost 350 England caps – but Mark Hughes claimed that Arsenal’s kids can stand shoulder to shoulder with the ’92 side:
“Arsenal’s players have the same mentality and they are very competitive. They can do very well too. Their mentality is that they expect to win games — they don’t just hope to win games.
“At United, lads like Beckham, Scholes, Neville and Butt all had that same mentality. You could see it in them right from the time that they were in the youth team.
“I look at Arsenal’s young players and I see that in them as well. They will always get the ball down and pass and move, and they’ll create opportunities.”
Mark Hughes compared the two sides, but if they played each other, which would come out on top – Man Utd’s young ’92 boys or the ’07 Carling kids at Arsenal?