Manchester United have given Premier League appearances to more academy graduates than any other team this season, and this latest news has delighted loads of supporters.
According to the club’s official website, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used 11 products from United’s academy in 2019/20, and this exceeds the numbers provided by all of their rivals in the English top flight.
Top four challengers Chelsea are not far behind the Red Devils, ahead of fellow London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the front of the chasing pack.
Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams have all worn the famous Red jersey at some point throughout the campaign.
By comparison, Frank Lampard’s Blues have handed out places in the first team to Tammy Abraham, Faustino Anjorin, Armando Broja, Andreas Christensen, Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Tariq Lamptey, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori.
Unsurprisingly a large section of the Old Trafford faithful are buzzing over the statistic, with one fan cheekily remarking “Ole 4 Lampard 0.” Another commented United’s youth players are “future stars.”
Scroll through some of the best reactions down below…
‘You can’t win anything with kids’
— Khalid (@Khalid14__) March 26, 2020
We play Academy graduates because it’s our philosophy, not because we got a transfer ban. Some clubs can’t do that. There are levels to this.
— Aldy (@aldidot) March 26, 2020
No matter who the manager is we will give young players a chance to prove themselves. Always something to be very proud of.
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) March 26, 2020
Carrying on the dynasty👊🏻❤️
— Jay (@NotoriousManc) March 26, 2020
Youth Courage Success 👊
— AD™ (@UTDFuture) March 26, 2020
United fans, do you think Solskjaer’s squad will pip Lampard’s team to a place in Champions League football by the end of the season? Let us know in the comments section below!
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