2019/20 has seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer give eight different youth players their debut for #mufc ...a record only equalled by Matt Busby in 1952/53 #kids. It goes without saying that we have a great academy.". Manchester United reporter notebook: Celebrating 4000 games with academy players, Marcus Rashford is one of many Manchester United academy products to become a first-team regular over the years, Having already scored a superb 16 times this season for club and country, we take a look at Marcus Rashford's best strikes this campaign, Gary Neville, David Beckham and Phil Neville celebrate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have come through a difficult period, but insists his young side are still learning. All three of the scorers in the 3-3 draw at Sheffield United came through the academy - the first time that has happened since Scholes, Beckham and Giggs each found the net in a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in April 1996. The Reds have learned who they will face in Cologne on Monday, in the Europa League last eight. Our website uses cookies and other similar technologies to improve our site and your online experience. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. Life-long Manchester United fan with a strong interest in the club's academy. Our group-stage trip was, by our reckoning, the match in which we’ve fielded most debutants since World War I – and Mengi’s Old Trafford cameo ensures the Reds have carved out another piece of club history. 'A desperate position' - Nev's damning Man Utd verdict, Merse: Partey 'number one signing of summer'. Manchester United's top-five record appearance holders are all home-grown, with Ryan Giggs at the top of the pile, Sir Bobby Charlton in second spot, Paul Scholes in third, Bill Foulkes in fourth and Gary Neville rounding off that top five. Tunnel Insider: Analysing the Arsenal defeat, Istanbul Basaksehir v United: Match preview, Follow us on Via Twitter External Website, the match in which we’ve fielded most debutants since World War I. Get behind the team as the Reds go marching on! Brundle: Mercedes mastery & Hamilton's comments, Klopp defends Salah after penalty criticism. Since then, every single first-team squad has contained a player that was developed by the club's academy. The Manchester United Academy was established in 1998, following the reorganisation of youth football in England, but has roots stretching all the way back to the 1930s with the establishment of the Manchester United Junior Athletic Club (MUJAC). In each of the last three seasons, even under Jose Mourinho, it has been the same story. Inspired Tom Brady is still THE story in the NFL, Manchester United manager Matt Busby holds the League Championship trophy aloft as his players applaud, Paul Scholes came through the Manchester United academy, Manchester United great Sir Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs celebrates his winning goal against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final replay, Marcus Rashford has scored 10 Premier League goals this season, Jesse Lingard believes there is more to come from his Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood has made 17 senior appearances for Manchester United this season, Ole: Rooney? The 4000th game comes at a time of renewed vibrancy in United’s youth development pipeline, with 10 first-team debuts for Academy graduates so far this season and home-grown players accounting for over a third of our total minutes played by all first teamers. Paul Pogba hails an "incredible" achievement as we prepare for a 4,000th consecutive match featuring a homegrown player. The club's youngest Premier League starter at 17 years and 223 days against Cardiff in May, his goal against Astana at Old Trafford in September made him their youngest scorer in Europe and the first player born in the 21st century to register a goal in the famous red shirt. Jose: I'll check Bale reaction in Madrid; What did papers say? Ed Woodward, Executive Vice-Chairman, said: Follow us on Via Twitter External Website. Pogba, Jesse and Maguire were among the Reds on social media after Wednesday's win. It also records notable achievements by Manchester United players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. See our Cookie Policy to find out more. View Manchester United FC squad and player information on the official website of the Premier League. “This is an amazing record; it tells you everything about Manchester United. Of their 65 Premier League goals, 30 were scored by academy graduates and at 46 per cent of the total goals it broke the club record of 41 per cent that stretched back to 1995/96 and included players from the Class of '92. Sky Sports News' James Cooper examines the history behind the amazing statistic... Manchester United have always taken great pride in their academy players - the youth system is an integral part of the club's culture - but to celebrate 4000 consecutive games with a home-grown product in the first-team squad is an incredible feat. Williams has gone on to make 34 appearances for the Reds and, with Luke Shaw out injured, could be our first-choice left-back heading into the ‘final-eight’ Europa League tournament, to be held in Germany. Log In, Register now and personalise your profile. This extraordinary record stretches back over nine decades to before the Second World War. The reliance on, and development of, youth seems to have become even more important to the club over the last 12 months, thanks in no small part to the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The competition has proved fruitful for bedding in youngsters, with our other six Academy debutants called into action when we faced Astana in Kazakhstan in November. When Manchester United take on Everton on 15 December, it will be the 4000th senior match in succession in which at least one youth graduate is represented in the Reds’ first-team or matchday squad. Man United celebrate their 4,000th consecutive game with an academy player in the first-team squad and 52 have played over 100 games. Individually, Mason Greenwood has enjoyed a promising start to his Manchester United career. Manchester United may have gone from Premier League champions and among the best teams in Europe to fallen giants over the course of the 2010s, but some things never change.Youth always gets a chance. Ole's 100 games at Man Utd: A success or failure? FREE TO PLAY: Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 jackpot for the fifth time this year. Only three members of that squad were older than 19, which made it the youngest Manchester United team ever assembled. It is now 13 goals in 14 games for club and country, including a season's best-equalling 10 in the Premier League already. Manchester United reporter notebook: Celebrating 4000 games with academy players. Seven graduates were involved in the squad for the Manchester derby win last weekend as the club started to reflect on a record that stretches back more than 82 years. and has been responsible for producing some of Manchester United's greatest ever players, including the club's top five all-time appearance makers, Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Bill Foulkes, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, and the new wave of home-grown talen… "They can only surprise you and impress you when you put them in. It was a 1-0 defeat at Fulham on October 30, 1937 that set the ball rolling for Manchester United's youngsters with Tom Manley and Jackie Walsall the pioneers. Youth continues to be given a chance this season, whether due to injuries, guaranteed European progress or the search for a winning formula. Handed a debut by Louis van Gaal in February 2016, Marcus Rashford was the star performer in the back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Manchester City that have changed the mood at United. Sir Alex Ferguson also built his most successful sides around young players who had come through the system - the Class of '92 formed a lasting and key part of his legacy. We’ll send official updates direct from the club. The club recently hit a milestone of 4, 000 straight games featuring an academy graduate, a run that stretches back to 1937, as they’ve continued to give their homegrown stars … Ahead of our 4,000th game with a youth-team graduate in the squad, Jesse spoke about his Reds development. Log In, Register now and personalise your profile. By continuing to use our website you consent to cookies being used. A team-mate of Gary and Phil Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, the Norwegian also spent two-and-a-half years as the club's reserves manager, working with many academy graduates, before embarking on his senior management career. As United youth expert Tony Park says, the last manager to give as many young, homegrown players (classified as those who have played for the club's Under-18s or youth-team equivalent) a run-out in the first-team was Busby himself, with John Doherty, Duncan Edwards, Bill Foulkes, Eddie Lewis, Les Olive, David Pegg, Jackie Scott and Dennis Viollet all blooded in 1952/53. It was there that the strategy and development was put in place that would see United win the first five FA Youth Cups in the 1950s, with many of those players involved forming the back-bone of the Busby Babes. United's latest Academy debutant says that Williams's breakthrough in 2019/20 gave him the motivation he needed. It was not always known as the Manchester United academy - the scouting of young players was put in place in the 1930s by chairman James W Gibson and club secretary Walter Crickmer with a view, as mentioned in the AGM notes of 1939, that "an all-Manchester team at some distant period might be produced". Our new adidas home kit for 2020/21 is on sale now. Statistics from last season illustrate how youth development is consistently in vogue for a club that has always given young players their opportunity. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given eight Academy players their first-team debuts for Manchester United during the 2019/20 campaign, equalling a 67-year-old mark set by Sir Matt Busby. Our new adidas home kit for 2020/21 is on sale now. Manchester United HRFC Predator 20.1 Trainers - White, Already signed for United? Ref Watch: Were Kane, Salah pen calls correct? Tunnel Insider: Analysing the Arsenal defeat, Istanbul Basaksehir v United: Match preview. Our website uses cookies and other similar technologies to improve our site and your online experience. We round up the notable events from Wednesday night's win in the Europa League. During the campaign, 20 players who finished their academy football with United played in the Premier League, adding up to a total of 27,000 playing minutes - which is some 10,000 minutes clear of second-placed Tottenham. Former academy players This statistic shows how youth players of this club did later in their career, sorted by the number of matches played in the selected competition. On their own, away from the players who have left the club, Manchester United gave more minutes to academy players than anyone else in the Premier League, leading the way with 9334 minutes. Update your browser preferences to start receiving news alerts. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given eight Academy players their first-team debuts for Manchester United during the 2019/20 campaign, equalling a 67-year-old mark set by Sir Matt Busby.

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