Manchester United youngster Marc Jurado makes Spain Under-19s debut

Manchester United youngster Marc Jurado made his Spain Under-19s debut in a 1-0 win against Germany.

The 18-year-old, who was donning the number two shirt for his country, played 45 minutes of yesterday’s international friendly at the Stadion Brotzinger Tal in front of 6,500 people.

The tenacious Spaniard picked up a booking on his debut, but he got off to a winning start with La Furia Roja.

With the former Barcelona youngster only playing last night for his country, it would be a surprise to see him return for our Under-21s Premier League International Cup game tonight.

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Mark Dempsey’s side face Czech Republic side Sparta Prague in our opening fixture of the competition.

The game, which takes place at the J. Davidson Stadium – the home of non-league side Altrincham FC, kicks off at 7pm.

Marc Jurado makes Spain Under-19s debut

Jurado, who opted to make the move to Old Trafford from Nou Camp two years ago, has played 68 times for the twenty-time league champions’ youth sides, scoring three goals and providing six assists.

The attack-minded right-back played every minute of our FA Youth Cup winning success under the tutelage of Travis Binnion last season.

United’s number 63 captained the young Reds to victory in the third and fourth round of last season’s competition before Rhys Bennett came back into the side and took the armband.

Having made eight Premier League 2 appearances last season, Jurado was promoted from our under-18s side up to our under-21s on a full-time basis prior to the 2022-23 campaign.

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Jurado has made eight Premier League 2 starts already this season, and he scored the winner against Wolves on Saturday to give Dempsey’s under-21s side their first league win of the season.

The young Spaniard, who has trained with the first team at Carrington, has also played every minute of United’s impressive EFL Trophy campaign, and he’ll be looking forward to pitting his wits against senior Football League opposition in the knockout stages.

With Erik ten Hag, a manager who has a track record of giving youth a chance, at the helm at Old Trafford, Jurado will be hoping to catch the eye of the former Ajax manager and potentially challenge the likes of Diogo Dalot and Ethan Laird for minutes in the first team.

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