Jose Mourinho's record of giving academy graduates a chance in the first team pales in comparison to Louis van Gaal's, the man he is tipped to replace as manager of Manchester United.
In recent weeks Van Gaal has been commended for putting his faith in graduates from Manchester United's youth academy. The club boast a tradition of utilising their younger players, at times to great success.
Yet despite the rare positive atmosphere at Old Trafford on Sunday when Marcus Rashford scored a brace on his Premier League debut against Arsenal, Van Gaal is still expected to depart the club this summer.
The man tipped to replace him is Jose Mourinho - the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto manager famed for winning trophies but not strongly associated with bringing young players through.
Research by the Independent shows that Mourinho's record of giving academy graduates a chance at Chelsea in his most recent spell is dreadful when compared to Van Gaal's two seasons at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal has given 14 Manchester United graduates a break since taking charge in the summer of 2014, much more than Mourinho who gave just five Chelsea graduates their debut, a period of time covering two seasons and five months.
We take a look at those given a chance below...
CHELSEA ACADEMY PLAYERS GIVEN DEBUTS BY MOURINHO - 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 (up until 17 December)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek - December 2014
Just signed a new deal at the club having made a total of eight Premier League appearances since his debut.
Andreas Christensen - October 2014
Made just the one league appearance and enjoyed two starts in the cups. Currently on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
John Swift - May 2014
Made his debut after coming on for Eden Hazard in the dying moments of a win over Cardiff. Has been out on loan since.
Lewis Baker - January 2014
One FA Cup appearance in a Third Round tie with Derby was followed by loans to Championship sides Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons and most recently with Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem.
Dominic Solanke - October 2014
A 17 minute substitute appearance in the Champions League is Solanke's only appearance for Chelsea. Also on loan at Vitesse Arnhem this season.
MANCHESTER UNITED ACADEMY PLAYERS GIVEN DEBUTS BY VAN GAAL - 2014/15 and 2015/16 (up until 1 March)
MAN UTD GRADUATES GIVEN DEBUTS BY VAN GAAL
MAN UTD GRADUATES GIVEN DEBUTS BY VAN GAAL
1/14 Jesse Lingard - August 2014
The forward been at the club since the age of seven and was immediately given a chance by Van Gaal, playing in the Dutchman's first game in charge. Become a regular in the side.
2/14 Tyler Blackett - August 2014
Also played in Van Gaal's first game with the defender going on to make 12 appearances in the league during the 2014/15 season. Currently on loan at Celtic.
3/14 Saidy Janko - August 2014
The right-back played in the embarrassing 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to MK Dons. He never played again and was sold to Celtic last summer.
4/14 Reece James - August 2014
Also played in defeat to MK Dones. Sold to Wigan last summer.
5/14 Andreas Pereira - August 2014
Another in that youthful team that suffered Capital One Cup embarrassment. Has fared better since though, making nine appearances so far this season and scored his first goal.
6/14 Paddy McNair - September 2014
Given his chance amid injuries to first team players but made an impression. Has not been playing regularly this season but is considered an option.
7/14 Tom Thorpe - September 2014
Recalled from loan by Van Gaal amid an injury crisis, he played just a few minutes for the club before being sold to Rotherham.
8/14 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson - November 2015
The left-back has looked impressive since being given his chance against West Brom in the Premier League, particularly his delivery. Made 12 appearances in all.
9/14 Donald Love - February 2016
Called into action after an injury to full-back Matteo Darmian and since made one start.
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10/14 Joe Riley - February 2016
Made his debut in FA Cup win against Shrewsbury and then started in Europa League defeat to Midtjylland.
11/14 Marcus Rashford - February 2016
Played in the second-leg of Europa League tie against Midtjylland when Anthony Martial injured himself in the warm-up. Wasted little time making an impression - scoring twice against them. And then did it again when he started in the Premier League against Arsenal.
12/14 Regan Poole - February 2016
Only joined United's academy in September but was able to get a taste of first-team action when he came on for Ander Herrera in the 5-1 win over Midtjylland.
13/14 Timothy Fosu-Mensah - February 2016
The centre-back, a regular in the Under-21 side, came on as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal.
14/14 James Weir - February 2016
Played just a few minutes in the win over Arsenal.
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