Sam Mather provided three assists in Manchester United under-18s win
Manchester United prospect Sam Mather was the inspiration behind the under-18s emphatic 6-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday morning.
Mather provided three assists in the win, creating goals for James Nolan, Ethan Williams and Maxi Oyedele to score.
Mather is now up to four assists this season for the under-18s. The highest any other player for the team has is just one.
He has carried on where he left off last season; Mather provided a team high 13 assists for the under-18 side, in addition to scoring 10 goals.
Mather plays as a winger who is capable of making an impact from either side. His first assist at the weekend came from the left, while the second two were from the right side.
His passes came instinctively, knowing where his teammates were, finding them in space with one-touch assists.
In the case of both Williams’ and Oyedele’s goals, both players had plenty to do, but they were put into position by Mather.
It won’t be long before Mather is called up to play for the under-21s on a more regular basis. He made a handful of appearances last season but was not quite ready to make an impact.
Now 18, Mather will be challenged to move up a level, and the under-21 team could certainly do with some inspiration.
The 21s are yet to win a single game this season in the league and lost their game to Blackburn by a 6-1 scoreline on Saturday, with Shola Shoretire scoring the goal.
The team face Barrow in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night, and it would not be a surprise to see Mather at least on the bench.