In their defense that's not always true. If Ferguson thought anything of him as a 21 year old he'd have loaned him out again rather than stash him in the U-21 league. Ferguson also usually makes his decisions on young defenders at 21. Evans into the first team, Shawcross sent to Stoke, etc.
Glad that Bradford got the reward of a big home game. A full Valley Parade rocking will be harder than you think. I remember the days they were in the Premiership. Leeds will be a tricky game for Chelsea as well.