Manchester United’s starting XI has a strong Premier League influence according to a graphic released after Sunday’s game against Tottenham Hotspur.
The image in question replaces names on the team sheet with the club badges where that specific player arrived from.
Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young also arrived from other Premier League clubs whilst the defensive trio of Phil Jones, Patrick McNair and Jonny Evans similar cases, the latter two both coming through United’s own academy.
The list on the right hand side does show however that a lot of United’s recent foreign imports are missing from action. Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind are all injured whilst but the bench further shows United’s pulling power within the country.
Louis van Gaal has also handed debuts to he likes of Tyler Blackett, Tom Thorpe and further appearances to James Wilson this season despite being questioned after selling home-grown players in Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck.