Chris Eagles – Bolton
Total appearances: 17
He joined United’s academy when he was 14 years old and left the club for Burnley when he was 22. He made his début when he was 17-years-old in the League Cup against Leeds. He spent time on loan at Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and NEC Nijmegen. This summer, he signed for Bolton in a deal worth £3m.

Phil Neville – Everton
Total appearances: 386
Phil joined when he was 13 years old and left when he was 28. He made his début a week after his 18th birthday against Wrexham in the FA Cup. He became vice-captain at Everton a year after joining them and was made captain the following season.

Danny Guthrie – Newcastle
Total appearances: 0
He joined the United academy when he was 13 years old and left for Liverpool FC when he was 16. He was loaned out to Southampton and Bolton before joining Newcastle in 2008, for whom he has played 85 games.

Danny Simpson – Newcastle
Total appearances: 8
Salford born Simpson joined the academy when he was 15 years old and left for Newcastle when he was 23. He made his début when he was 20 against Coventry in the League Cup and spent time on loan at Royal Antwerp, Sunderland, Ipswich, Blackburn and Newcastle, before joining the latter club on a permanent basis.

David Fox – Norwich
Total appearances: 0
Fox signed his first contract with United when he was 17-years-old and left the club when he was 22. After spending time on loan at Royal Antwerp and Shrewsbury, he signed for Blackpool. He was released by Ian Holloway three years later and signed for Colchester where he spent a season, before joining Norwich. He became a first team regular last season and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.

Ryan Shawcross – Stoke
Total appearances: 2
He joined the club when he was 15-years-old and left for Stoke when he was 20, after playing there on loan. Two years later, Shawcross was made captain.

Danny Pugh – Stoke
Total appearances: 2
After joining the academy, he made his début when he was 19-years-old before joining Leeds two years later in part exchange for Alan Smith. He stayed there for two seasons before joining Preston North End. From there he joined Stoke on loan, in a deal which became permanent.

Danny Higginbotham – Stoke
Total appearances: 7
Born in Manchester and joining the academy as a lad, Higginbotham spent time out on loan at Royal Antwerp before signing for Derby County when he was 21-years-old. Since then he has played for Southampton and Sunderland, as well as his current club Stoke, which he joined for the second time in 2008.

Mark Wilson – Stoke
Total appearances: 0
He joined United when he was 13 years old before moving to Portsmouth four years later. From there he spent time on loan at Bournewoth, Yeovil and Luton, before joining Stoke last year where he is a first team regular.

John O’Shea – Sunderland
Total appearances: 392
O’Shea joined United when he was 17-years-old and when still a teenager was loaned out to Bournemouth. He made his début when he was 18 against Aston Villa in the League Cup. Only 28 players have featured more for United more than O’Shea.

Wesley Brown – Sunderland
Total appearances: 361
Born in Longsight, Wes joined the academy when he was just 12-years-old. He made his début against Leeds United in a 3-0 win when he was 18. Only 36 players have featured more for United than Brown.

Phil Bardsley – Sunderland
Total appearances: 18
Born in Salford, Bardsley joined the club when he was just 8-years-old. He grew up near The Cliff and used to watch the players train during the school holidays. Whilst at United, he spent time on loan at Royal Antwerp, Burnley, Rangers, Villa and Sheffield United, before signing for Sunderland when he was 22.

Fraizer Campbell – Sunderland
Total appearances: 4
Campbell joined our youth scheme when he was 10-years-old and made his début against City in the league when he was 19. He spent time on loan at Royal Antwerp, Hull and Spurs before joining Sunderland.

Kieran Richardson – Sunderland
Total appearances: 81
Richardson joined our academy when he was 16-years-old and made his début when he was 17 in the Champions League. After enjoying a loan period at West Brom, where he was instrumental in saving them from relegation. He scored two goals on his England début before being sold to Sunderland.

Alan Tate – Swansea
Total appearances: 0
Tate joined United’s academy when he was a teenager and went on to captain the Reserve team. He spent time on loan at Royal Antwerp and Swansea, before making a permanent move to the latter, where he is now the vice-captain.

Luke Daniels – West Brom
Total appearances: 0
This Bolton born keeper joined United when he was 9-years-old and left the club for West Brom when he was 16 in a deal that saw Kuszczak come the other way. He has yet to make his way in to the first team at West Brom, spending time out on loan and playing for Motherwell, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers.

David Jones – Wigan
Total appearances: 4
Jones joined United’s academy when he was 10-years-old and made his début when he was 19 against Arsenal in the League Cup. He spent time on loan at Preston, NEC Nijmegen and Derby County, before joining the latter permanently. He spent just one season there before joining Wolves. After three seasons there he was offered a new deal, which he rejected, before joining Wigan on a free transfer this summer after spending a period there on trial.

Mike Pollitt – Wigan
Total appearances: 0
Politt joined United when he was a teenager and signed a two-year apprenticeship when he was 16. After spending time on loan with Oldham and Macclesfield, before joining Bury on a permanent deal when he was 19. Since then, he has played for Lincoln, Altrincham, Darlington, Notts County, Gillingham, Brentford, Sunderland, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Ipswich and Burnley. He joined his current club in 2005 but has largely been used as back up.

Sylvan Ebanks-BlakeSyWolves
Total appearances: 2
Ebanks-Blake was a boyhood Liverpool fan but opted to join United’s academy when he was a teenager. He made his début in the League Cup against Crewe Alexandra when he was 18. Ian Holloway signed him for Plymouth Argyle where he spent two years before joining Wolves. He won the Championship Golden Boot in 2008 and 2009.




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