Omari Forson shines in Manchester United 2-2 Under-21 draw with Fulham

18-year-old prospect Omari Forson was the star of the show for Manchester United Under-21s against Fulham last night.

United drew 2-2 with their Cottagers counterparts at Leigh Sports Village and the teenager netted both goals in the game.

The Red Devils slipped behind twice, and Forson made it 1-1 before half-time with a smart finish after United won the ball high up the pitch.

Then, in stoppage time, Forson scored an even better goal to make it 2-2, which was set up by summer signing Tom Huddlestone.

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Forson shines as Manchester United draw with Fulham

The starting XI on the night was: Vitek; Wellens, Bennett, Fredricson, Hardley; Savage, Mainoo; Forson, Gore, Hansen; Bray.

Huddlestone started the game among the substitutes, alongside Mastny, Pye, Kambwala, and McNeill.

Ollie Bray was a trialist, who made a strong impression by setting up United’s first goal of the night, and it remains to be seen what the future holds for him.

The result means that United are 12th in Premier League 2 Division 1, without a win in their first four matches of the season.

In each of those games, United have conceded at least twice, and tightening up at the back must the key moving forward.

But with Forson in the side, they will always have a chance of threatening sides at the other end and long may that continue.

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