The Premier League has released new information regarding a strategic review called the ‘Player Elite Performance Plan’, which clearly defines the new direction for the future. The plan, which was laid out by the federation in 2012, is aimed at making sure to find out where the academy knows how to develop and nurture quality homegrown players.
According to the Premier League, they have confirmed the Manchester United academy as the most effective training ground in England for the past 10 years. Since the plan was implemented, no club has surpassed the Old Trafford team in this strategy. Statistics show that 2022 marks 85 years since the Man Utd squad introduced one player graduating from the academy for each match. It is a record that makes the club feel proud.
This season, some of the faces who have helped the Reds continue the glorious tradition include Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo and Tyler Fredricson. Garnacho is the most impressive name when scoring 2 goals for the first team and has just received the November player of the month award at the club.
Since the beginning of 2012 up to now, there have been 46 cases coming from the training academy to debut with Man Utd. Meanwhile, the number of matches where at least 1 ‘home chicken’ steps up to the first team is now more than 4,150.