With the World Cup just a few weeks ago, here’s an interesting infographic showing how the Premier League’s squads are broken down by nationality.
There has been much debate recently over whether the England national team is paying the price for having so many foreigners in the league. The proposal to play a ‘B’ team league, as is done in Spain, has received mixed reviews so far.
Last night, United played in the U-21 final for the third time in three years.
They lost to Chelsea, whose last successful youth team product to get a regular run in the first team was John Terry, who broke through in the 1990s. Out of their 11 man starting line-up, less than half of them were English. If this is happening at youth level, then it’s even worse in the first teams.