Research by the CIES Football Observatory has found that Manchester United’s academy has produced more footballers who are playing in the top five European leagues than any other English club.
Today against Hull City, four youth products started the game and there was another on the bench to make it 3,669 consecutive first team games with a youth player in the squad since Oct 1937 (thanks to @MrMUJAC for the statistic). United’s academy is a conveyor belt of talent in the English leagues.
“The Premier League came up with the statistic that we have got the most home-grown players competing in league football and that is a credit to our Academy,” Warren Joyce said.
“It is especially satisfying that many of these are local lads who have been with us since an early age.”
The league is littered with United players and when you look at Hull today, there are plenty of players there like goalscorer James Chester and winger Robbie Brady who also came through our academy.
Looking forward to the future, nothing is going to change in that respect with the likes of Jesse Lingard, Larnell Cole, Ben Pearson, James Wilson and so many more coming through who are going to be stars in years to come.