Since the war, 48 Mancunians have made their way up through the ranks to play for Manchester United’s first team, according to the club’s official site.
1940s: John Aston senior, Laurie Cassidy, Jack Crompton, Jimmy Hanlon, Jack Roach
1950s: Roger Byrne, John Doherty, Don Gibson, Bobby Harrop, Peter Jones, Eddie Lewis, Wilf McGuinness, Billy Redman, Albert Scanlon, Dennis Viollet, Walter Whitehurst
1960s: John Aston junior, Shay Brennan, Phil Chisnall, Brian Kidd, Nobby Lawton, Bobby Noble, Nobby Stiles
1970s: Peter Fletcher, Tony Grimshaw, Andy Ritchie, Tony Young
1980s: Peter Barnes, Alan Davies, Mark Dempsey, Remi Moses
1990s: Wes Brown, Nicky Butt, Danny Higginbotham, Ronnie Wallwork, Richard Wellens
2000s: Ritchie Jones, Danny Welbeck, Mark Lynch, Danny Pugh, Danny Simpson, Danny Webber
2010s: Tyler Blackett, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Larnell Cole, Zeki Fryers, Ravel Morrison, Tom Thorpe.