Six former or current Manchester United youngsters scored yesterday

Jesse Lingard, Fedrico Macheda, Magnus Eikrem ... the list goes on. Yesterday was a fine day for United's academy.

As Manchester United’s current stars get ready for a first Manchester derby under the tutelage of David Moyes - some of those not currently at the club were in impressive form for their new teams yesterday.

All six of the players below have come through the Manchester United youth system in some way shape or form, but are not at United any more - either because they are out on loan elsewhere or because their career paths have taken them elsewhere.

But the fact six of them are present goes some way to highlighting the factory like talent production at Manchester United.

Here they are, equating an overall total of 10 goals between them yesterday.

Jesse Lingard

Let’s start with Lingard shall we. He was the clubs top-scorer on their pre-season tour but has no chance of first team football at the moment.

Compared in the past to Kaka and Eden Hazard in playing style, he looked it on his debut on loan at Birmingham City.

He bagged four goals as City thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 at St Andrews.

Federico Macheda

Goals have been few and far between for Macheda ever since he burst onto scene with that goal against Aston Villa.

But yesterday he scored his first league goals in almost three years - bagging a brace on loan for Doncaster Rovers against Nottingham Forest.

Robbie Brady

The left-footed wide-man was in excellent form yesterday for Hull City - scoring one before setting up Ahmed El Mohamady - as The Tigers won 3-2 at St James Park.

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Ravel Morrison

The highly touted midfielder might not be everyone’s cup of tea (why on earth has he got Ravel on the back of shirt like he is Brazilian?) but he had a great pre-season.

Now he has his first Premier League goal - bagging a deflected effort against Everton.

Although Leighton Baines and co had the last laugh.

Daniel Nardiello

It is a while since this striker left United (2005), but the former Wales international is in some of the best form of his post-United career with Rotherham United.

He scored against Walsall yesterday, taking his tally to five in four this season.

Magnus Eikrem

The Norwegian international left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde FK this summer for Dutch side Heerenveen, and has been in great form.

He scored against Roda JC yesterday, his second goal of the season.

Which of these players will have the best individual season?

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