The boss was asked if the youngsters can take heart from the fact the likes of Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams made such an impact at first-team level last season.
“I would hope so and think so,” he replied.
“That should always be part of being a Manchester United Academy player, knowing the pathway is there.
“We, as coaching staff and as a club, will always give good, young players a chance if they go through the ranks, when you’re getting ready to get the chance to have a feel of the first team as well.
“Hopefully, some really improve over the course of the season and get in and around the first team.”