Manchester United under-17s reach Adidas Generation Cup quarter-finals
Manchester United’s under-17 side have reached the last eight of a prestigious youth tournament.
The Adidas Generation Cup is being held in Dallas, beginning with 40 teams.
United’s under-17s are being captained by FA Youth Cup star Kobbie Mainoo, who has scored twice at the tournament already.
United reached the knockout rounds by winning all three group games, without conceding a single goal.
Last 16 success
United’s under-17s took on LA Galaxy in the last 16 in a match which kicked off a midnight UK time.
After taking the lead through midfielder Adam Berry, LA Galaxy equalised, before forward Ethan Wheatley restored United’s lead before half-time.
LA Galaxy equalised in the second half and neither side could find the winner, with the score ending 2-2.
The game went to penalties, and this time, United came out on top, with defender Louis Jackson scoring the winning spot-kick, and goalkeeper Tom Wooster was the hero.
The victory puts United into the quarter-finals where United will face Argentine side River Plate.
Under-15s bow out
United’s under-15s were knocked out at the same stage, losing 2-1 to MLS side Portland Timbers.
The under-15s had won two and drawn one of their opening matches to win the group to reach the last 16.
Elsewhere, United’s under-12s were in action at the Mediterranean International Cup, with Cristiano Ronaldo Jr scoring in a 5-0 victory.