While the Manchester United first team was clawing back to a 3-2 win on Saturday, the under-21 side had a far smoother result.
In a match played at Leigh Sports Village, Manchester United’s under-21 side thrashed an unfortunate Stoke City by a score of 10-1.
So often you seen teams ease off when building up a big scoreline. This wasn’t the case here, with Manchester United relentless, scoring six goals in the first half and another four in the second.
It was a first win of the season for the under-21s, and a spectacular way to do it.
Under-21s Manchester United 10-1 Stoke City: Scorer and assist breakdown
Ethan Wheatley was making his first ever league appearance at under-21 level so was particularly pleased to mark it with a goal.
MORE UNITED STORIES
Shola Shoretire‘s hat-trick of assists was his consolation for not finding the scoresheet, and teams may be looking at him for a loan move before the transfer deadline.
Hansen-Aaroen is another who could head out on loan. He was excellent in the previous under-21 game against Leeds too, and has had a strong start to the campaign after also featuring in pre-season.
‘Win was overdue’
Manchester United’s under-21s had lost the first two league games of the campaign, beaten 3-2 at Crystal Palace after conceding a 97th minute winner, and then losing against Leeds 2-1, in a game the team dominated, but were undone by a couple of early defensive errors.
In midweek the team beat Stockport in the EFL Trophy on penalties after a 1-1 draw. This seemed to give the players a much needed pick-up, leading to this past weekend’s 10-1 demolition.
Manager Travis Binnion told MUTV after the game: “”They got the goals today their performances in the first three games deserved.”