Following on from yesterday’s article about United’s comparative spend, another point of interest is how much money our club generates from the quality young players we produce.

The Fergie Fledgings were a freak occurrence. To bring though that many talented youngsters, who’d all go on to play for their country plenty of times, as well as win a sackful of trophies for us, is unlikely to ever be repeated. However, that doesn’t mean that our academy hasn’t been producing a good standard of young players before and since then, who, even if they don’t make it at United, are good enough to cut it in the Premier League/Championship, and good enough to command a decent fee.

From 1992 onwards, here are all the players that United have produced and sold on.

1992
Mark Robins – £800k

1993
Darren Ferguson – £250k
Lee Martin – £350k

1994
Colin McKee – £265k

1995
Keith Gillespie – £1m
Richard Irving – £75k
Ashley Westwood – £40k

1996
Gary Walsh – £250k

1998
Ben Thornley – £175k
Grant Brebner – £300k
John O’Kane – £400k
Michael Appleton – £500k
Jon Macken – £1.1m
Colin Murdock – £100k
Simon Davies – £150k
Chris Casper – £300k

1999
Terry Cooke – £1m
Phil Mulryne – £500k

2000
John Curtis – £1.5m
Danny Higginbotham – £2m

2001
David Healey – £1.8m
Mark Wilson – £1.5m

2002
Paul Rachubka – £200k

2003
David Beckham – £24.5m

2004
Nicky Butt – £2.5m

2005
Jonathan Spector – £500k
Phil Neville – £3.5m

2006
Sylvain Ebanks-Blake – £200k

2007
David Jones – £1m
Kieran Richardson – £5.5m
Giuseppe Rossi – £6.7m

2008
Ryan Shawcross – £1m
Phil Bardsley – £2m
Gerard Pique – £6m

2009
Chris Eagles to Burnley – £1.25m
Lee Martin – £1.5m
Frazier Campbell to Sunderland – £6m
Richard Eckersley to Burnley – £500k

2010
Danny Simpson – £750k

2011
James Chester – £300k
Craig Cathcart – £250k
Wes Brown – £1.2m
John O’Shea – £4.5m
Joe Dudgeon – £300k
Corry Evans – £500k

2012
Ravel Morrison – £1m
Danny Drinkwater – £750k
Darron Gibson – £2m
Matty James – £1m
Oliver Norwood – £400k

2013
Robbie Brady – £2m




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