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CAIRO – 30 June 2017: After the end of the Premier League season, the Daily Mail published a report on the most minutes given to teenagers to play on the professional level.
Everton comes in first for giving teenagers the most playtime. English club Everton manager Donald Koeman reportedly gave teenagers 2,140 minutes to play in Premier League, according to the Daily Mail. Tom Davies, Everton’s midfielder, was one of the teenagers that played a lot with Everton throughout this past season.
Coming in second, Manchester United gave teenagers 1,924 minutes of playtime this year. Manager Jose Mourinho has been reported several times as saying that he gives teenagers the chance to play in order to let them gain more experience and to give some rest to key adult players. Marcus Rashford, Manchester United’s striker, was one of the teenagers that was featured a lot in the season.
Manchester City comes in third, giving teenagers 464 minutes of play time this year. City’s striker Gabriel Jesus was the main youngster, who appeared for Pep Guardiola’s team this season.
Liverpool, who finished fourth place in the Premier League this season, takes sixth place standings for most time played by teenagers. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, gave teenagers 256 minutes of play time this season. Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the major teenagers that Klopp used throughout his Premier League campaign this season.
Giving teenagers just 18 minutes to play, Premier League title runner up comes in 12th place. Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham’s manager, gave Josh Onomah the 18 minutes of playtime.
Arsenal, taking 14th place, gave one minute of playtime to 19 year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles this past season.
The Premier League champions gave zero minutes of play time to teenagers this year. Antonio Conte, Chelsea’s manager, did not rotate players as much in matches as he thought that would be key to winning the title.
Egyptian teenage player Ramadan Sobhi, current attacking midfielder for Stoke City, was among the list of the teenage players who were given the most play time this season