Is this Leeds United's best ever academy XI?

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Leeds United have been blessed in terms of talent from their academy system.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn believes his club have the best academy in the country and he’s got a point.

Leeds United’s first team is reaping the rewards of a youth system, which continues to create talented young players capable of performing at Championship level for the club under extreme pressure.

Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Chris Dawson, the list could go on and on for a long time.

It’s not a recent phenomenon as several ex-greats all played in the youth ranks for the club before progressing to the first team and onto better things.

Leeds have one of the best squads outside the Premier League and younger players will regularly get chances over the course of the season under Redfearn.

When they do, it’s a chance for them to copy players on the below list and raise their own profiles, with the team benefiting as a result.

Here’s our version of the best ever Leeds United academy XI.

Robinson, Byram, Woodgate, Lees, Kilgallon, Lennon, Rose, Cook, Milner, Delph, Smith

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