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Manchester United: Nicky Butt defends academy after under-23s

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Manchester United: Nicky Butt defends academy after under-23s

Nicky Butt stands by the picture of himself on a mural at Manchester United’s academy

One in all Manchester United’s proudest boasts is that at the least one homegrown participant has been in each first-team squad named since 1937.

For the dramatic Manchester derby comeback on 7 April, there have been 5. Manchester Metropolis – topped runaway Premier League champions per week later – had none.

And with United’s under-18s beating rivals City