Manchester United youngster Jack Moorhouse became the latest prospect to make his under-18s debut at the weekend.
Moorhouse had been on the bench the previous weekend as the under-18s drew with Derby.
With a handful of players missing, including Kobbie Mainoo and Isak Hansen-Aaroen being promoted to the under-23s, Moorhouse was given a start as United took on bottom ranked division team Nottingham Forest.
United won the game 2-0 thanks to goals from striker Manni Norkett, his eighth of the season, and playmaker Sam Mather, netting his fourth goal.
Moorhouse a bright talent
Moorhouse impressed on Manchester United’s under-16s tour of Northern Ireland in the summer, in which the team went unbeaten in three matches against sides of a higher age range.
Moorhouse scored a free-kick in a 2-0 win over Coleraine.
United’s under-18 side won by the same scoreline at the weekend against Forest.
Moorhouse lined up as part of a supporting front three behind striker Norkett, alongside Mather and Omari Forson.
He played 78 minutes before being substituted for James Nolan, who made his under-18s debut last season.
Moorhouse is just 15, which shows how highly United’s coaches rate him, to be starting him in games at this level. He turns 16 later this month.
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