United have an incredible record of including an academy graduate in every matchday squad dating back to 1938, but not everybody can make the grade at Old Trafford. We’ve taken a look at every former Manchester United academy player currently playing elsewhere in Europe’s major leagues in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. He identified 15 academy graduates promoted to the first-team over the last four years, a figure that has only increased in the weeks since. Commented 24 times. A focus on loan deals and free transfers is likely to be the most common approach as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will only tighten the purse strings further. The teenage forward was thrust into the spotlight against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League and responded with two goals. Manchester United's 15 academy graduates: Who are they and where are they now? Maitland-Niles is one of several Arsenal players put up for sale, securing the services of homegrown talent Matty Longstaff. The future looked bright when Wilson marked his senior debut with two goals against Hull City under interim boss Ryan Giggs, but he has found opportunities difficult to come by with Louis van Gaal in charge. But he's more of an forward-thinking player, with opportunities difficult to come by in Van Gaal's attack. With Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all missing and fellow graduate Tyler Blackett suspended, Van Gaal handed Paddy McNair his debut against West Ham in September 2014. The 20-year-old made 16 league starts last season and his presence saw club captain Cesar Azpilicueta shifted to left-back on occasion to accommodate the academy graduate, though the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester to fill that problem position means that the two are now likely to be in direct competition to play at right-back. is brought to you by @Ains_7 ?#HeadsUpFACupFinal | @EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/4WbqL7aBIb. The Warrington-born winger stayed patient at United, completing loan spells at Leicester, Birmingham City, Brighton and Derby County, and he has been rewarded this season with an extended run in the team. James seemingly came out of nowhere with two goals against LA Galaxy on the club's 2014 pre-season tour, and after Luke Shaw's fitness was criticised upon his arrival, there was a chance for the academy prospect to step up. After winning international recognition last year, he hopes to go to Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland but has played just 133 minutes of football in 2016. The centre-back made just one Premier League appearance for United before Burnley made his loan move permanent last year, and he's been a key player under Sean Dyche as they push for promotion. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. The Newcastle United Blog. Alongside the surprise interest from north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Mail report that Newcastle are keen on taking Arsenal's 22-year-old academy graduate to the north east.. The highly-rated Wales international made his debut alongside Wilson in May 2014, but was sold to Leicester four months later. The 17 highly-rated Sunderland academy graduates now shining outside the Premier League ... spent time in Sunderland’s academy before being snapped-up by Newcastle United … Now at Leeds United under Steve Evans, he's a regular at right-back. He followed that up with another double against Arsenal before leaving Martin Demichelis for dead to notch the decisive goal at the Etihad. Today's ??????? He's not quite kicked on as hoped since then, and is now back at United after a loan spell at Borussia Dortmund was cut short. He's since made another three appearances, and won praise from Louis van Gaal for "saving" United in their 1-0 win over Watford. We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. Arsenal's versatile midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles has garnered the interest of fellow Premier League side Newcastle United, who are keen on agreeing a loan deal. Butt's predecessor Brian McClair praised Love's "positive" debut in the defeat by Sunderland earlier this year, but the right-back has since been edged out by Guillermo Varela. He was most recently a regular for Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League, before being released this summer. Undoubtedly the most successful in terms of appearances, Januzaj burst onto the scene under David Moyes, announcing his arrival with two goals in a victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. It's not serious! ... Norwich seem set to sell one of their prized academy graduates. Written by Dr. Ed Harrison. Wolverhampton Wanderers are another interested party and consider Maitland-Niles a potential replacement for their right-winger Adama Traoré, if the highly sought-after speedster leaves Molineux this summer.