Manchester United boast most homegrown players out of top clubs

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Manchester United have more homegrown players eligible to feature in the Premier League this season than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham.

This is despite the fact the Red Devils have spent £146 million on signings this summer - only one of which is British.

United have spent big in a bid to reclaim their place in the top four - and, subsequently, the Champions League - on the likes of Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo. Radamel Falcao, meanwhile, has joined on a season-long loan from AS Monaco.

United: 12 homegrown players

But United, according to the Daily Mail, still have 12 homegrown players on their books: Ben Amos, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Rafael da Silva, Davide Petrucci, Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling, Marnick Vermijl and Ashley Young.

Only seven Premier League clubs have more homegrown players in their squads: Aston Villa, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Hull City, Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham.

Chelsea: 3 homegrown players

Chelsea have the fewest homegrown players of all 20 Premier League clubs. Club captain John Terry and centre-back partner Gary Cahill are both homegrown, while Spain international Cesc Fabregas is placed in the same category after joining Arsenal as a teenager and spending eight years with the Gunners.

Tottenham: 6 homegrown players

Surprisingly, Tottenham only have six homegrown players on their books: Aaron Lennon, Ryan Mason, Kyle Naughton, Danny Rose, Andros Townsend, Kyle Walker.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has a host of talented foreign players at his disposal, but did spend £14 million on the signings of Wales international Ben Davies and England Under-21 international Eric Dier.

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Arsenal: 8 homegrown players

Tottenham's north London rivals Arsenal have taken their tally to eight homegrown players following the £16 million arrival of England international Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on Monday.

Francis Coquelin, Kieran Gibbs, Damian Martinez, Aaron Ramsey, Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are also classified as homegrown players.

Man City: 8 homegrown players

Manchester City boast the same number, having secured the services of Frank Lampard this summer.

The veteran midfielder, who joins New York City FC next year, is joined on City's list by Dedryck Boyata, Gael Clichy, John Guidetti, Joe Hart, James Milner, Scott Sinclair and Richard Wright.

Liverpool: 9 homegrown players

Liverpool have one more homegrown players on their books - but still three fewer than fierce rivals Manchester United - having brought Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to Anfield this summer.

Joe Allen, Fabio Borini, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Brad Jones and Daniel Sturridge also feature.

Burnley: 19 homegrown players

Newly-promoted Burnley have the highest number of homegrown players in the Premier League - a total of 19.

Ashley Barnes, George Boyd, Aleksander Cisak, Michael Duff, Matthew Gilks, Tom Heaton, David Jones, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Michael Kightly, Kevin Long, Dean Marney, Benjamin Mee, Luke O'Neill, Steven Reid, Jason Shackell, Marvin Sordell, Matthew Taylor, Kieran Trippier and Sam Vokes are all part of Sean Dyche's squad.

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