Paul Pogba.

Pobga landmark another success for Academy

Thursday 22 April 2021 14:58

Breaking into the Manchester United team is difficult enough but staying there is even harder.

The Academy is always proud when one of the graduates clocks up a landmark appearance and, this weekend, Paul Pogba is set to register his 200th senior outing for the club. Suitably, it will come against Leeds United, at the venue where he made his first-team debut back in 2011.

An awful lot has happened since then but, after rejoining from Juventus, the Frenchman has been a key figure in midfield.

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Reaching 200 appearances is no mean feat - only 102 players have ever done it in our entire history.

There are 19 Academy products in our current first-team squad, including those out on loan, with a combined 1,108 senior appearances, and 202 goals, for the club to their name.

Little wonder there is so much pride when one of our players moves up the overall list of appearance-makers and hits a memorable figure.

Pogba is in esteemed company when looking at the homegrown talents with the most appearances, with Ryan Giggs at the very top, of course.

Only Marcus Rashford from the current squad is ahead of Paul but there are some other big names from the Premier League era on the list and each of them is a genuine stalwart of the club.

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963 - Ryan Giggs
758 - Sir Bobby Charlton
718 - Paul Scholes
688 - Bill Foulkes
652 - Gary Neville
485 - Arthur Albiston
470 - George Best
467 - Mark Hughes
419 - Sammy McIlroy
395 - Nobby Stiles
394 - David Beckham
393 - John O'Shea
387 - Nicky Butt
386 - Phil Neville
378 - Mike Duxbury
362 - Wes Brown
359 - Shay Brennan


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This 3-0 win at Leeds in autumn 2011 featured a United debut for Paul Pogba…

344 - Johnny Carey
343 - Stan Pearson
342 - Darren Fletcher
335 - David Sadler
293 - Denis Viollet
284 - John Aston Jnr
280 - Roger Byrne
275 - Henry Cockburn
274 - Norman Whiteside
271 - Brian Greenhoff
266 - Brian Kidd
263  - Marcus Rashford
248 - Jimmy Nicholl
245 - Clayton Blackmore
212 - Jack Crompton
210 - Jesse Lingard

(Youth players after WW2 with over 200 appearances but includes likes of Sadler and Carey, who joined from other clubs at a young age.)