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Manchester United “concerned” about the latest Old Trafford academy trend



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Manchester United’s famous academy production has taken a significant dive in the last 10 years.

Manchester United‘s academy is famous for producing a past generation of some of the world’s best and most successful players – David Beckham, Paul Scholes, George Best, to name a few.

But those names are all names of the past. In the last years, the talent that has flown through the academy doors has dried up; out of the current squad, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay are the only players from the academy who are “established” players of the XI over the last five seasons.

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Other names, such as Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, and Paul Pogba have found periods of success at the club, but many of those who have made their debuts after coming through the academy are cast aside.

This is a trend at the club that Manchester United are becoming worried about.

According to the information from Alan Nixon, United are “concerned” about the lack of players coming through the academy system right now.

It is said that the club have not found too many players lately, and the recent 8-1 loss against Bolton that the U21 team suffered has further exacerbated their distress.

The club are looking for a new scout who will specifically target players between the ages of 17 and 20 as they look to revitalise their youth teams and start to recreate the unique pathway that the club gives to young players.

There is, of course, a crop of players who are currently rising through the ranks and beginning to make waves in the first team. Alejandro Garnacho is the first name that will come to mind, with Kobbie Mainoo set to become more involved in Ten Hag’s team once he returns from injury.