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While foreign purchases are certainly a big part of any elite European club’s successes, both Ferguson and Mancini have managed to hold onto an English zest.
The former has always made youth production a massive priority at the Theatre of Dreams, and the likes of Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Robbie Brady and Tyler Blackett are just some of the latest homegrown youngsters making their way through the club.
The Red Devils also have the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick as native talent, so while other clubs are struggling to name players bred at the club, Manchester United thrive in the area.
Following several years of mass spending, Manchester City are now developing a stronger English contingent also.
This summer, the Premier League giants took up the option of bringing in Scott Sinclair and Jack Rodwell, both of whom could be England regulars.
Not to mention the more experienced representatives, like Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, James Milner and Gareth Barry, Mancini is managing to hold onto some of the faces more familiar to his club’s fans.