Manchester United academy boss Nicky Butt believes Marcus Rashford playing regularly for Manchester United’s first team is proof that Manchester United have a better academy than Chelsea.
“We won the FA Youth Cup [in 1992] and got players into the first-team,” Butt told ESPN.
“If that happens, you get a pat on the back from the board and the owners because it’s brilliant.
“But my job is to get players to the first-team and the best example I can give is that, a couple of years ago, we were given an absolute doing by Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup. I was sat in the stand, I wasn’t in my current role at the time, but I was still cringing.
“But fast-forward two years and we have Marcus playing over 50 first-team games last season – more than anyone else in the squad – and playing for England.
“With all due respect, Chelsea haven’t produced one of their players for the first-team, and the end-game for me is to get players into the first-team.”