Academy Graduates

United's Academy boys line up after the Crystal Palace game in 2017.

Academy Graduates

David Beckham, George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards, Ryan Giggs, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are just some of the world-famous names who have emerged from Manchester United's legendary youth system, in a long and illustrious tradition spanning 4,000 competitive games and more than 50 trophies.

Here's the full list of Reds who rose through the ranks to play in our first team...

2010 - 2019

Featuring Pogba, Lingard, Rashford and McTominay, it's been another successful decade of producing home-grown first-team talent...
2010s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Ravel Morrison 26 October 2010 Wolves 17 3
Tom Cleverley 7 August 2011 Manchester City 21 79
Paul Pogba 20 September 2011 Leeds United 18  TBC
Zeki Fryers  20 September 2011  Leeds United  19 
Larnell Cole 20 September 2011 Leeds United 18 1
Michael Keane 25 October 2011 Aldershot 18 5
Will Keane 31 December 2011 Blackburn 18 3
Ryan Tunnicliffe 26 September 2012 Newcastle 19 2
Scott Wootton  26 September 2012  Newcastle  21 
Robbie Brady 26 September 2012 Newcastle 20 1
Adnan Januzaj 11 August 2013 Wigan 18 63
James Wilson 6 May 2014 Hull City 18 20
Tom Lawrence 6 May 2014 Hull City 20 1
Tyler Blackett 16 August 2014 Swansea 20  12
Jesse Lingard 16 August 2014 Swansea 21  TBC
Andreas Pereira 26 August 2014 MK Dons 18 TBC
Reece James 26 August 2014 MK Dons 20  1
Paddy McNair 27 September 2014 West Ham 19  27
Tom Thorpe 27 September 2014 West Ham
21  1
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson 7 November 2015 West Brom 18 14
Donald Love 3 February 2016 Sunderland 21 2
Joe Riley 22 February 2016 Shrewsbury 19 2
Marcus Rashford 25 February 2016 Midtjylland 18  TBC
Tim Fosu-Mensah 28 February 2016 Arsenal 18  TBC
James Weir 28 February 2016 Arsenal 20 
Joel Pereira 29 January 2017 Wigan 20  TBC 
Axel Tuanzebe 29 January 2017 Wigan 19  TBC
Scott McTominay 7 May 2017  Arsenal 20 

TBC

Angel Gomes 21 May 2017   Crystal Palace 16  10
Josh Harrop 21 May 2017   Crystal Palace 21 
Demi Mitchell 21 May 2017 Crystal Palace 20 1
Tahith Chong 5 January 2019 Reading 19  TBC
James Garner 27 February 2019 Crystal Palace 17  TBC
Mason Greenwood 6 March 2019 PSG 17 TBC 
Brandon Williams 25 September 2019 Rochdale  19  TBC 
Di'Shon Bernard 28 November 2019  Astana 19  TBC
Ethan Galbraith 28 November 2019  Astana  18  TBC
Ethan Laird 28 November 2019 Astana 18  TBC
Dylan Levitt 28 November 2019 Astana  19  TBC
D'Mani Mellor  28 November 2019  Astana  19  TBC
Largie Ramazani  28 November 2019  Astana  18 

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2000 - 2009

Evans, Fletcher, Welbeck and the scorer of that goal against Aston Villa, Macheda, are among the names given noughties debuts by Sir Alex Ferguson...
2000s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Paul Rachubka 11 January 2000 South Melbourne 18 3
Michael Stewart 31 October 2000 Watford 19 14
Danny Webber  28 November 2000 Sunderland 18  3
Daniel Nardiello 5 November 2001 Arsenal 19 4
Jimmy Davis 5 November 2001 Arsenal 19 1
Lee Roche 5 November 2001 Arsenal 21 3
Danny Pugh 18 September 2002 Maccabi Haifa 19 7
Kieran Richardson 23 October 2002 Olympiacos 18 81
Mads Timm 29 October 2002 Maccabi Haifa 17 1
Darren Fletcher 12 March 2003 Basel 19 305
Mark Lynch 18 March 2003 Deportivo La Coruna 21 1
Chris Eagles 28 October 2003 Leeds United 17  17
Eddie Johnson 28 October 2003 Leeds United 19  1
Phil Bardsley 3 December 2003 West Brom 18 18
Paul Tierney 3 December 2003 West Brom 21  1
Jonathan Spector 25 August 2004 Dinamo Bucharest 18  8
Gerard Pique 26 October 2004 Crewe 17  23
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 26 October 2004 Crewe 18 2
Giuseppe Rossi 10 November 2004 Crystal Palace 17 14
David Jones 1 December 2004  Arsenal  20 4
Darron Gibson 26 October 2005 Barnet 18  84 
Lee Martin 26 October 2005  Barnet 18 
Ritchie Jones 26 October 2005 Barnet 19 
Adam Eckersley  26 October 2005 Barnet 20 
Michael Barnes 25 October 2006  Crewe 18  1
Kieran Lee 25 October 2006  Crewe 18 
David Gray 25 October 2006   Crewe 18  1
Ryan Shawcross 25 October 2006   Crewe 19 
Phil Marsh 25 October 2006  Crewe 19 1
Jonny Evans  19 August 2007 Coventry 19  135
Fraizer Campbell 19 August 2007  Manchester City 19  4
Danny Simpson 26 September 2007 Coventry 20
Ben Amos  23 September 2008 Middlesbrough  18 
Danny Welbeck 23 September 2008  Middlesbrough 17  142
James Chester 20 January 2009  Derby County  19  1
Richard Eckersley  24 January 2009  Tottenham  19 
Federico Macheda  5 April 2009  Aston Villa  17  36 
Joshua King  23 September 2009  Wolves  17 

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1990 - 1999

Our most famous crop of youngsters since the Busby Babes emerges, following the FA Youth Cup win of 1992...
1990s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Mark Bosnich 30 April 1990 Wimbledon 18 38
Darren Ferguson 26 February 1991 Sheffield United 19 30
Ryan Giggs  2 March 1991  Everton 17  919 
Paul Wratten 2 April 1991 Wimbledon 20 2
Ian Wilkinson 9 October 1991  Cambridge 18 1
Gary Neville 16 September 1992 Torpedo Moscow 17 603
David Beckham 23 September 1992 Brighton 17 394
Nicky Butt 21 November 1992 Oldham 17 387
Keith Gillespie 5 January 1993 Bury 17 14
Ben Thornley 26 February 1994  West Ham 18 14
Colin McKee 8 May 1994 Coventry 20 1
Paul Scholes 21 September 1994 Port Vale 19  707
John O'Kane 21 September 1994 Port Vale 19  7
Simon Davies 21 September 1994 Port Vale 20 20
Chris Casper 21 September 1994 Port Vale 19  7
Kevin Pilkington 19 November 1994 Crystal Palace 20  8
Phil Neville 28 January 1995 Wrexham 18  386
Terry Cooke 16 September 1995 Bolton 19 8
Michael Appleton 23 October 1996 Swindon 20 2
Michael Clegg  23 November 1996  Middlesbrough  19  24
John Curtis  14 October 1997  Ipswich  19  18 
Phil Mulryne  14 October 1997  Ipswich  19 
Ronnie Wallwork  25 October 1997  Barnsley  20  28 
Michael Twiss  25 February 1998  Barnsley  20 
Wes Brown  4 May 1998  Leeds  18  360 
Danny Higginbotham  10 May 1998  Barnsley  19 
Mark Wilson  21 October 1998  Brondby  19  10 
Alex Notman  2 December 1998  Tottenham  18 
Nick Culkin  22 August 1999  Arsenal  21  1
John O'Shea  13 October 1999  Aston Villa  18  392 
Luke Chadwick  13 October 1999  Aston Villa  18  39 
Richie Wellens  13 October 1999  Aston Villa  19 
David Healy  13 October 1999  Aston Villa  20 

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Man United's Class of 92 reunite for Gary Neville's testimonial.

1980 - 1989

Three players who would score goals in FA Cup finals - Hughes, Whiteside and Martin - are among the notable names here...
1980s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Mike Duxbury 23 August 1980 Birmingham 20 378
Scott McGarvey 13 September 1980 Leicester 17 25
Norman Whiteside 24 April 1982 Brighton 16 274
Alan Davies 1 May 1982 Southampton 20 10
Mark Hughes 26 October 1983 Port Vale 19 467
Mark Dempsey 2 November 1983 Spartak Varna 19 2
Graeme Hogg 7 January 1984 Bournemouth 19 110
Clayton Blackmore 16 May 1984 Nottingham Forest 19 245
Billy Garton 26 September 1984  Burnley 19 51
Stephen Pears 12 January 1985 Nottingham Forest  22  5
Nicky Wood 26 December 1985 Everton 19  4
Gary Walsh 13 December 1986 Aston Villa 18  63
Tony Gill 3 January 1987 Southampton 18 14
Deiniol Graham 7 October 1987 Hull 18  4
Lee Martin 9 May 1988 Wimbledon 20  109
Russell Beardsmore 24 September 1988 West Ham 19  73
Mark Robins 12 October 1988 Rotherham 18 70
David Wilson 23 November 1988  Sheffield Wednesday 19  6
Derek Brazil 10 May 1989 Everton 20 2

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1970 - 1979

Our seventies list features four starters and one substitute from our 1977 FA Cup final success - Albiston, McCreery, McIlroy, Nicholl and Brian Greenhoff...
1970s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Willie Watson 26 September 1970 Blackpool 20 14
Ian Donald 7 October 1970 Portsmouth 18 6
Tommy O'Neil 5 May 1971 Manchester City 18 68
Sammy McIlroy 6 November 1971 Manchester City 17 419
Tony Young 4 April 1972 Sheffield United 19 97
John Connaughton 4 April 1972  Sheffield United 22 4
Peter Fletcher 14 April 1973 Stoke  19 7
Arnie Sidebottom 23 April 1973 Sheffield United 19 20
Brian Greenhoff 8 September 1973  Ipswich 20 271
Clive Griffiths 27 October 1973 Burnley  18  7
Paul Bielby 13 March 1974 Manchester City 17  4
Arthur Albiston 9 October 1974  Manchester City 17  485
Jimmy Nicholl 5 April 1975  Southampton 18 248
David McCreery 19 August 1975 Birmingham 17  110
Tony Grimshaw 10 September 1975 Brentford 17  2
Jimmy Kelly 20 December 1975 Wolves 18  1
Peter Coyne 24 April 1976 Leicester 17 2
Steve Paterson 29 September 1976  Ajax 18  10
Jonathan Clark  10 November 1976 Sunderland 17 1
Martyn Rogers 22 October 1977 West Brom 17 1
Andy Ritchie 26 December 1977  Everton 17 42

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1960 - 1969

A decade of successful rebirth for the first team, and the birth of a superstar from the club's youth system...
1960s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Nobby Lawton 9 February 1960 Luton 20 44
Jimmy Nicholson 20 August 1960 Everton 17 68
Frank Haydock 20 August 1960 Preston 19 6
Ian Moir 1 October 1960 Bolton 17 45
Nobby Stiles 1 October 1960 Bolton 18 395
Harold Bratt 2 November 1960  Bradford 21 1
Ronnie Briggs 21 January 1961 Leicester 17 11 
Sammy McMillan 4 November 1961 Sheffield Wednesday 20 15
Phil Chisnall 2 December 1961  Everton 18 47
Dennis Walker 20 May 1963  Nottingham Forest  18 
David Sadler 24 August 1963  Sheffield Wednesday 17  335 
George Best 14 September 1963  West Brom 17  470
Willie Anderson 28 December 1963  Burnley  16 12
Wilf Tranter 7 March 1964 West Ham  19  1
Albert Kinsey 9 January 1965 Chester City 19  1
John Fitzpatrick 24 February 1965 Sunderland 18  147
John Aston Jnr 12 April 1965 Leicester 17 187
Bobby Noble 9 April 1966  Leicester 20  33 
Jimmy Ryan  4 May 1966 West Brom 20 27
Brian Kidd  12 August 1967 Tottenham 18 266
Francis Burns 2 September 1967  West Ham  18 156
Frank Kopel 9 September 1967  Burnley 18 12
Alan Gowling 30 March 1968  Stoke  19  87
Jimmy Rimmer 15 April 1968  Fulham 20  46
Carlo Sartori 9 October 1968  Southampton 20 55
Steve James 12 October 1968  Liverpool 18 161
Don Givens 9 August 1969  Crystal Palace 20 9
Paul Edwards  19 August 1969 Everton 21 68

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Nobby Stiles, George Best and Bobby Charlton.

1950 - 1959

Five-times winners of the FA Youth Cup, the Busby Babes would enter football folklore for both triumphant and tragic reasons...
1950s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Frank Clempson 18 February 1950 Sunderland 19 15
Jeff Whitefoot 15 April 1950 Portsmouth  16 95
Tom McNulty 15 April 1950 Portsmouth 20 60
Don Gibson 26 August 1950 Bolton 21 115
Billy Redman 7 October 1950  Sheffield Wed 22 38 
Mark Jones 7 October 1950  Sheffield Wed  17 121
Cliff Birkett 2 December 1950 Newcastle 17 13 
Jackie Blanchflower 24 November 1951 Liverpool  18 117
Johnny Scott  4 October 1952  Wolves  18 
Eddie Lewis  29 November 1952  West Brom  17  24 
David Pegg  6 December 1952  Middlesbrough  17  150 
John Doherty  6 December 1952  Middlesbrough  17  26 
Bill Foulkes 13 December 1952  Liverpool  20  688 
Duncan Edwards  4 April 1953  Cardiff  16  177 
Dennis Viollet  11 April 1953  Newcastle  19  299 
Les Olive  11 April 1953  Newcastle  24
Noel McFarlane 13 February 1954  Tottenham  19 
Paddy Kennedy  2 October 1954  Wolves  19 
Albert Scanlon  20 November 1954  Arsenal  19  127 
Freddie Goodwin  20 November 1954  Arsenal  21 107 
Geoff Bent  11 December 1954  Burnley  22  12 
Billy Whelan  26 March 1955  Preston  19  98 
Walter Whitehurst  14 September 1955  Everton  21 
Eddie Colman 12 November 1955  Bolton  19  108 
Ronnie Cope  29 September 1956  Arsenal  21  106 
Bobby Charlton 6 October 1956  Charlton  18  759 
David Gaskell  24 October 1956  Manchester City  16  119 
Tony Hawksworth  27 October 1956  Blackpool  17 
Gordon Clayton  16 March 1957  Wolves  20 
Alex Dawson  22 April 1957  Burnley  17  93 
Peter Jones  19 October 1957  Portsmouth  19 
Kenny Morgans  21 December 1957  Leicester  18  23 
Mark Pearson 19 February 1958 Sheffield Wed  18  80 
Shay Brennan  19 February 1958  Sheffield Wed  20  359 
Bobby Harrop  5 March 1958  West Brom  21  11 
Joe Carolan 22 November 1958  Luton Town  21  71 
Reg Hunter  27 December 1958  Aston Villa  20 
Johnny Giles  12 September 1959  Tottenham  18  115 

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1940 - 1949

Matt Busby's plan for post-war success begins as Mitten, Morris and Aston break through in time for the 1948 FA Cup final...
1940s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Joe Walton 26 January 1946 Preston 20 23
Charlie Mitten 31 August 1946 Grimsby  25 162 
John Aston Snr 18 September 1946 Chelsea 25 284
Johnny Morris 26 October 1946 Sunderland 23 93
James Pegg  15 November 1947  Derby  21
Johnny Anderson  20 December 1947  Middlesbrough  26  40 
Sammy Lynn  3 January 1948  Charlton  27  13 
Berry Brown  31 January 1948  Sheffield United  20 
Brian Birch  27 August 1949  West Brom  17  17 

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1930 - 1939

On 30 October 1937, Manley and Wassall would start a remarkable sequence - the first of 4,000 consecutive United games to feature a youth product in our squad...
1930s
Player  Debut date Opponents Age at debut  Total appearances 
Tom Manley 5 December 1931 Millwall 19 195
Jackie Wassall 9 November 1935 Swansea City  18  47 
Stan Pearson 13 January 1937 Chesterfield 18  343 
Johnny Carey 25 September 1937 Southampton 18  344 
Johnny Hanlon  26 November 1938  Huddersfield  21  69 

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