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Challenges Man United Academy Challenge (1 Season)


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Man United Academy Challenge

Manchester United have a rich history in football. They are giants of the game and known globally. They also have an amazing track record with their academy players. They have went almost 4000 games and 80 years of fielding at least one homegrown player. That is so very impressive and shows not only the volume but the quality which has came through that academy over the years. We all remember the class of '92 after all.

So with this in mind I designed this challenge.

The Challenge

This is a one season challenge which is scored and will have a leaderboard. 

The task is as follows -

  1. Start a new game load england and any other leagues you like
  2. Select a premier league team to manage
  3. Sell or demote any players who are not in the "Academy list" (see below)
  4. Sign enough players from the "academy list" to form a squad
  5. Do as best you can with the squad you now have

Points Scoring

There will be positive and negative points.


  1. 100 points for winning the league
  2. 50 points for 2nd-4th
  3. 30 points for 5th-6th
  4. 50 points per domestic cup win
  5. 25 points for domestic cup runner up
  6. 20 points for top league scorer
  7. 20 points for top league assists
  8. 30 points for league player of the year
  9.  30 points for young league player of the year
  10. 50 points for european player of the year
  11. 10 points for each player in the EPL team of the year
  12. 20 points for each player in the world 11
  13. Your league points total is added to your score
  14. Your goal difference is added/taken away from your score


  1. -50 points for using Manchester United
  2. -30 points for using Chelsea or Manchester City
  3. -20 points for using Arsenal, Spurs or Liverpool

This hopefully will balance the availability of academy players/funds available a little bit. 

Finally, if you are fired, you lose the challenge.

Academy Players

Here is the list of usable players. Some of them will depend on the leagues you load up.



Tom Heaton

Ron Robert Zieler

Sam Johnstone

Dean Henderson

Joel Pereira



Phil Bardsley

Robbie Brady

Alex Bruce

Craig Cathcart

James Chester

Johnny Evans

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Michael Keane

Luke McCullough

Paul McShane

John O'Shea

Gerard Pique

Ro Shaun Williams

Marc Wilson

Regan Poole

Axel Tuanzebe

Joe Riley

Ryan Shawcross



Tom cleverly 
Mats Møller Dæhli 
Danny Drinkwater 
Corry evans 
Darren Fletcher 
Darron Gibson 
Adnan Januzaj 

Tom Lawrence 
Jesse Lingard 
Oliver Norwood 

Paul Pogba

Callum gribbin 
Devonte redmond 
Demetri mitchell 
Scott mctominay 
Angel gomes 
Andreas pereira 

Matthew Willock



Evandro Brandão 
Febian Brandy 
Fraizer Campbell 
Joshua King 
Anthony pilkington 
Marcus Rashford 
Giuseppe Rossi 
Jonathan Spector 
Danny Welbeck 
James wilson 


  1. No unlockables
  2. No cheating/reloading
  3. No use of non-academy players
  4. Screenshots required for proof i recommend you post a career


  1. @NucleusNT - 499 points
  2. @Titjes - 385 points
  3. @mcandrew003 - 130 points


Edited by kts365
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Great challenge! Reminds me a lot of the old challenge @William came up with where you'd bring back the players a club had during a certain 'glory era'. For example you'd recreate the City squad during the 11/12 title winning campaign.

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