The Academy

Manchester United Academy building.


Our Academy takes great pride in the development of young people who aspire to play for Manchester United.

We operate a unique, age-appropriate programme and provide our players with experiences that will help them to understand the values of Manchester United, to grow and succeed in life, and to play professional football at the highest level.

To do that, we employ experts with a wide range of skills both on and off the pitch, who are all dedicated to preserving the joys of childhood and avoiding premature professionalism.

Our ambition is to be a true family and community Academy and to always act with honesty, integrity, respect and humility.

Supporting and trusting young people is embedded into the history and the culture of Manchester United and we are renowned worldwide as a leading youth development organisation.