Manchester United starlet Marc Jurado shines in fourth game in eight days
Playing in his fourth game in eight days, Manchester United whizkid Marc Jurado scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for the under-21s side yesterday.
It’s been quite the week for the talented 18-year-old and on his fourth appearance of the week, the former Barcelona starlet smashed the ball into the top corner two minutes into stoppage time to ensure Mark Dempsey’s side drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s the third consecutive Premier League 2 game that the attack-minded right-back has made a telling contribution at the death for the young Red Devils.
United’s number 63 scored the winner last Saturday to ensure Dempsey’s side registered their first league win of the season after beating Wolves 3-2.
Jurado now has three goal involvements in as many Premier League 2 matches for the young Reds after he squared the ball to Shola Shoretire in the 96th minute to help clinch a 3-3 draw at Chelsea earlier in the month.
Marc Jurado shines in fourth game in eight days
Fresh after scoring the winner against Wolves, Jurado, who was a vital cog in Travis Binnion’s FA Youth Cup winning side last season, made his Spain Under-19s debut against Germany on Tuesday.
Playing in front of 6,500 people, which is nothing in comparison to the 67,000 that watched the young Reds beat Nottingham Forest in the FA Youth Cup Final at Old Trafford in May, Jurado got off to a winning start with La Furia Roja’s under-19s side after they beat Germany 1-0.
Having played 45 minutes for Spain the night before, Jurado was back in action on Wednesday when United’s Under-21s had their Premier League International Cup opener against Czech Republic side Sparta Prague.
Jurado came on at half-time to replace Teden Mengi in the 0-0 draw.
It’s been a massive week for the young Spaniard and one he isn’t likely to forget anytime soon.