Manchester United boast six academy players at the World Cup

Manchester United boast six academy players at the World Cup

Manchester United reportedly have six academy players heading to the World Cup; the most in England as their academy continues to produce top talent.

Football’s biggest international tournament is set to begin on the 14th of June with Russia hosting nations from across the world.

England themselves are in a group alongside the likes of Tunisia, Panama and Belgium and are expected to go through to the next round if not further.

Gareth Southgate’s squad is a youthful one that has excited fans for the first time in ages but there’ll still be pressure to produce the goods.

Either way United supporters will only be concerned with making sure their players remain fit throughout the tournament with new signing Fred already succumbing to injury.

According to the Republik of Mancunia, six academy players are heading to the World Cup in Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Danny Welbeck, Gerard Pique and Adnan Januzaj.

The Belgian’s inclusion is a somewhat surprising one given how Roma’s Radja Nainggolan was left out by Roberto Martinez.

It’s also a credit to Januzaj that he’s managed to move on from the Red Devils to still have a successful international career.

Though Pique left Manchester United ages ago, he still counts as an academy player with Spain hoping he could lead them to glory.

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