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Phil Bardsley – @Utd Cantona One fantastic aspect of United’s youth system is that it sets up young local lads to have successful professional careers, even if they don’t make it at United.
Salford’s own Phil Bardsley is now at his fifth Premiership club, with well over 200 top flight starts, multiple national team caps and a cup final appearance to his name.
David Beckham – @Adam Mc Kola As well known for his life off the pitch as he was on it, people forget just how good he actually was. A man who didn’t just shape an era but helped make it.
Goals, assists, set pieces, a fantastic engine, leader, a United fan, great football boots and the haircuts – I spent my school years trying to copy all of those things and failing miserably to pull them off! I honestly don’t think he could have played for another football club as it was just meant to be. No wonder we – the Dad, the son, the grandfather – fell in love with him.
For context, the club with next longest run is Everton with over 1,000 consecutive games over a period of 21 years.
For further comparison, there were six teams on the last weekend of August this season who didn’t have a single youth team graduate in their squad (Manchester City, Stoke, Swansea, Burnley, Bournemouth and Watford).
He won one league title, one FA Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and one UEFA Super Cup.
Jackie Blanchflower – @Tommy_CTS The name Blanchflower carries serious weight in the history of British football.
Unlike many teams in the league, United are in a position to buy all their first team squad players, yet instead of doing that, they always include academy graduates.
I stuck a Panini sticker of Blackmore on my clock radio next to my bed, and I aspired to be the Welshman, before The Smiths took over my life and made me grow a magnificent quiff with sculptured sideburns.
14-year-old me never did get to kiss her, she was way out of my league, but Blackmore will always have a place in my heart next to the beautiful girl from Bromley.
Albiston went on to win a further two more FA Cups and made 485 appearances for the club, which puts him 11th in the all-time appearance rankings, ahead of the likes of George Best, Mark Hughes, Bryan Robson and Roy Keane.
He returned to the club in 2000 to work as a youth coach for four years and now commentates on our academy games for MUTV.