Sam Mather has been making a name for himself for Manchester United’s under-18s side this season.

He is not stopping there. Having also made his debut for the under-23s, Mather is continuing to thrive for England’s youth sides too.

Last month Mather provided an assist as England’s under-18s took on Norway.

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This week he went one better and scored his first goal for his country at under-18s level.

Last night he struck a very impressive late goal as England were beaten 3-2 by the Netherlands.

Mather ran at the defence before shifting onto his right foot to create space, and blasted the ball over the goalkeeper into the top corner.

Mather was joined in the side by United under-18s teammate Dan Gore, who provided an assist in the defeat.


England’s under-18s have two matches still to play as part of the tournament they are contesting.

Mather has scored four goals in all competitions for Manchester United’s under-18s side this season, behind only Manni Norkett (8) and Alejandro Garnacho (5).

He leads the team in assists, with seven in total.

The young winger turned 17 in September and United will be thrilled by his progress since stepping up from the under-16s.

United’s academy is stacked with talent and Mather’s lively start to the campaign has been a real bonus.

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