Born in Manchester and raised within United’s academy, Marcus Rashford has been moulded as both player and person by a club that he will this weekend help celebrate a remarkable milestone.
Mason Greenwood’s talent stood out to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even at the age of seven – an exciting young player that the Manchester United manager says epitomises the academy ahead of this weekend’s milestone.
Crystal Palace have unveiled plans to obtain Category One academy status by the start of next season, with Roy Hodgson central to the club’s hopes of increasing the number of youth players progressing into the first-team.
George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham – four of the greatest names in the game, all reared within Manchester United’s fabled youth set-up and now helping to inspire the next generation coming off this prolific production line.
Manchester United’s development chief Nicky Butt has urged fans to remain patient with the club’s young talent as the likes of “unbelievable” Mason Greenwood attempt to make headway during a transitional period for the Red Devils.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called up a trio of teenagers to his squad for the trip to Crystal Palace.
Everton’s head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron remains suspended while an internal review of the club’s academy operations continues, Press Association Sport understands.
Manchester United remain the leading developers of Premier League talent – but the gap is closing.
Manchester United’s academy made the single biggest contribution to last season’s Premier League of any…