New research by the CIES Football Observatory has revealed that only one club in Europe has produced more footballers currently playing in Europe’s top leagues.
United currently have developed 36 players compared to Barcelona’s 43, but completely outshine every other English club in terms of player production.
2. Manchester United – 36 players
9. Arsenal – 22 players
45. Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester City – 12 players