Man Utd and Chelsea topped ranking of youth academy children currently playing in Premier League as top 20 teams revealed


MANCHESTER UNITED has the best youth system in the world when it comes to young people who are successful in the Premier League.

The Red Devils have long been known for their incredible academy, producing a host of future stars including the Class of 92.

Clubs with the most youth products currently playing in the Premier League, with them or elsewhere

Last season, the club reached an incredible milestone when they played their 4,000th consecutive game with an academy product on the Match Day squad.

But even today, United have the most prolific youth ranks.

Incredibly, there are currently 18 Old Trafford children playing in the Premier League – with them or at rival clubs, according to betting odds.

That’s four more than next best club, Chelsea, with 14.



United have eight players in their current squad who have climbed the youth ranks with ten others playing elsewhere.

Marcus Rashford is the star, but Brandon Williams, Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay and Teden Mengi are all on the first team this season.

The only other club with eight academy products in their current senior squad is West Ham, including Mark Noble and Declan Rice.

The Hammers are in fourth place overall, with 11 academy products spread across the Premier League.

The most valuable academic product of every PL team

Arsenal – Bukayo Saka (£ 36million)

Aston Villa – Jack Grealish (£ 40.5million)

Brighton – Lewis Dunk (£ 24.3million)

Burnley – Dwight McNeil (£ 22.5million)

Chelsea – Mount mason (£ 40.5 million)

Crystal Palace – Wilfried Zaha (£ 45million)

Everton – Tom Davies (£ 14.4million)

Fulham – N / A

Leeds – Kalvin Phillips (£ 19.8million)

Leicester – Harvey Barnes (£ 25.2million)

Liverpool – Trent Alexander-Arnold (£ 99million)

ManCity – Phil Foden (£ 54million)

Male Utd – Marcus Rashford (£ 72million)

Newcastle – Sean Longstaff (£ 15.75million)

Sheff utd -Aaron Ramsdale (£ 14.4million)

Southampton – James Ward-Prowse (£ 18million)

Tottenham -Harry Kane (£ 108million)

West Brom – Romaine Sawyer (£ 2.88million)

Western ham – Declan Rice (£ 49.5million)

wolves – N / A

Southampton (13) are ahead of the Irons, with Arsenal level at 11 and Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham all at 10.

Leeds academy have produced nine top stars, with Benfica and Ajax being the top foreign clubs on the list, both EIGHT Premier League stars each.

Benfica produced Man City duo Ederson and Bernardo Silva, while Ajax gave the league Donny van de Beek and Steven Bergwijn, among others.

Nottingham Forest (7), Sporting Lisbon (7), Barcelona (6) and Charlton (6) are other non-Premier League teams which currently have players from their academies in the top flight.

On the other end of the spectrum, Wolves and Fulham both have ZERO academy products in their current team of the first team.

In terms of nations, England naturally leads the way in terms of academy products in the Premier League.

No less than 251 top players have graduated from English clubs.

France comes second with 44, Spain (31), Brazil (25), Portugal (23) and the Netherlands (19) completing the top five.

PL clubs with their own youth products in the current senior team

Man Utd – 8 (Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Teden Mengi)

Western ham – 8 (Aji Alese, Ben Johnson, Nathan Trott, Conor Coventry, Declan Rice, Harrison Ashby, Manny Longelo, Mark Noble)

Chelsea – 6 (Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Reece James, Tammy Abraham)

Arsenal – 5 (Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson)

Liverpool – 5 (Caoimhin Kelleher, Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Rhys Williams, Trent Alexander-Arnold)

Man City – 5 (Cole Palmer, Felix Nmecha, Phil Foden, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Tommy Doyle)

Newcastle – 5 (Andy Carroll, Mark Gillespie, Matty Longstaff, Paul Dummett, Sean Longstaff)

West Brom – 5 (Dara O’Shea, Kyle Edwards, Rekeem Harper, Romaine Sawyers, Sam Field)

Brighton – 4 (Jayson Molumby, Lewis Dunk, Max Sanders, Robert Sánchez)

Southampton – 4 (Jake Vokins, James Ward-Prowse, Theo Walcott, Will Smallbone)

Villa Aston – 3 (Jack Grealish, Jacob Ramsey, Keinan Davis)

Crystal Palace – 3 (Nathaniel Clyne, Sam Woods, Wilfried Zaha)

Everton – 3 (Anthony Gordon, Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies)

Leeds – 3 (Charlie Cresswell, Jamie Shackleton, Kalvin Phillips)

Leicester – 3 (Hamza Choudhury, Harvey Barnes, Luke Thomas)

Sheff Utd – 3 (Aaron Ramsdale, Billy Sharp, Phil Jagielka)

Tottenham – 3 (Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Japhet Tanganga)

Burnley – 2 (Dwight McNeil, Jay Rodriguez)

Fulham – 0

wolves – 0

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