Crewe Alexandra coaching legend Dario Gradi says it's difficult for Premier League managers to blood their kids.
Gradi believes itâ€™s more difficult for clubs to take a risk on bright young English players because the standard of the Premier League has improved tremendously since its inception in 1992.
â€śIf you look at the David Beckham Manchester United era â€“ that team is probably not as good as the one now,â€ť he told the Sunday Express. â€śWould Sir Alex Ferguson have put in six or seven of his kids now like he did then?
â€śWe fielded a team completely made up of academy-raised players at Crewe last season. Of course, that would be great to see in the Premier League but it wonâ€™t happen.
â€śIâ€™m going into the commission with an open mind. If they ask me how do you go about producing skilful players, I know what to say. Iâ€™ve been there and done it.â€ť
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