Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear he wants to focus on young players as he bids to recapture Manchester United's glory days.

And the Red Devils are doing just that - having tempted young players from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid this summer.

By the time Solskjaer took charge on a permanent basis towards the end of last season, millions had been wasted on established names in an attempt to halt the decline since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

The manager, together with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, could see that a change was needed.

Okay, so they had needed a big-name signing in January following a terrible start to the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign younger players to build a dynasty at United

Bruno Fernandes inspired the transformation from fallen giants into ultimately the Premier League's third best team - and he has forged a promising partnership with Paul Pogba since the France star's return from injury.

United have further boosted their midfield ranks this summer with the £40m signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

But away from the big transfer headlines, Solskjaer's side have also been doing some shrewd business in terms of signing up-and-coming youngsters.

United have signed 16-year-old right-back Marc Jurado from Barcelona, then followed that by luring 17-year-old left-back Alvaro Fernandez away from Real Madrid.

The 16-year-old operates as a right-back
Marc Jurado rejected a contract renewal from Barcelona to join United's U18 ranks

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Both players rejected offers of contract renewals in order to join the Red Devils' under-18 set-up and aim towards careers in the world's richest league.

United could also be on the verge of signing a senior player from Real Madrid, with talks continuing over 23-year-old left-back Sergio Reguilon - a product of the Bernabeu side's academy who impressed on loan at Sevilla last season.

But in terms of up-and-coming prospects, the latest to swap Spain for Stretford is Alejandro Garnacho, 16, who has moved from Atletico Madrid.

The teenage winger had received offers from other clubs, according to Spanish publication Marca - but chose Old Trafford because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

United won the race to land highly-rated Atletico winger Alejandro Garnacho

United's youth system has always been highly regarded, and the club still has huge global appeal despite the drop-off in performances on the pitch since the end of Ferguson's era.

Returning to the Champions League is also a huge plus, with all the signs pointing to a long-awaited resurgence under Solskjaer.

And the fact they are now successfully tempting youngsters away from La Liga's big three is a huge positive as the manager looks to guide his beloved Red Devils back to the top of English and European football.