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Butt: Man Utd give opportunities to more players than any other club

Nicky Butt has claimed that Manchester United give more opportunities to young players than any other club in the world.

United pride themselves in giving talented youngsters from their academy a chance to shine for the first team but recently, there are very few players who have managed to break into the Red Devils team.

Nowadays, United seem to be purchasing top names instead of developing players of their own but academy manager Butt does not agree with such an assessment and has stated that the Red Devils see more players make the grade at other levels than any other club.

Butt told the Manchester Evening News: "Clubs can say anything they like to kids, they can sell it, we can sell it, but ultimately the facts are we give lads a pathway to a career here or elsewhere.

"Nobody can deny that. Nobody can say that is not true and we are spinning a yarn there and that doesn't happen.

"The stats are there. No other club in the country, or Europe, provides so many professional footballers to lower leagues.

"Last season I think 58 of our ex-academy players were playing in the championship and lower down. Not only that we also get our players through to the first team like Marcus Rashford."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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