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M.U is about to reach a great milestone

This weekend, Manchester United (M.U) will surely reach a milestone that no other team in the world can match.


Match M.U – Everton in round 17 of the Premier League will be the fourth match in a row where there is always a player trained by M.U on the field or on the bench. This tradition lasts from October 30, 1937 to the present. People have been trying to find out over the years to see that the few teams closest to M.U in terms of figures are Everton (about 2,000 matches) and Nottingham Forest (about 1,000 matches).

South American football has very few archived data. Anyway, Brazil has only had the league since 1970. In Europe, the life expectancy of La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 is less than 100 years, the Bundesliga is much younger. 4,000 matches in the history of a club is too much, let alone the number of consecutive games using young players trained by themselves! Please be added: the players included in this statistic must be those who in addition to competing in MU’s youth training system, their first professional contract must be signed with MU, and they must signed a contract at the age of 18 or younger.

In total, 15 coaches participated in this proud series. Interesting: most people are not aware of the tradition of using players trained by M.U themselves. Ryan Giggs for example. He only temporarily led M.U a few games, and the reason he enabled James Wilson or Tom Lawrence to debut under the M.U shirt is that anyone who practices well will play. Giggs did not know at the time that he was maintaining the tradition of using players trained by M.U himself. Ron Atkinson confirmed that M.U has no policy to use the players he trained. McClaren’s assistant said coach Alex Ferguson knew nothing about this.

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In short, no one knows. A man named Tony Park, while spending years scrolling through the libraries looking for the first MU homegrown player, documenting a book, had to go backwards. It was not until 1937 that he was identified as a player Tom Manley. Then there is a back check, a cross check, then the tradition mentioned above was determined in 2013. That was the last year Ferguson led M.U.

Since 2013, M.U has never had a match without a player trained by the team. Then, 3,999 matches have passed, before the 4,000 milestone appeared this weekend.

In total, 279 players rose from the M.U young oven, participating in the last 3,999 matches. 237 players were actually playing (the rest are at least the bench). Their playing time is about 50% of the total playing time of the team. Only 13/3,999 matches, M.U-trained players are not allowed to play (but only on the bench).