Altrincham boss Phil Parkinson spoke fondly about Manchester United youngster Maxi Oyedele and backs him to have a wonderful career in football.

Altrincham defeated Manchester United’s academy side on the weekend, in a game that finished 2-0 to the Robins at the J-Davidson Stadium.

United had some serious talent on show, with Shola Shoretire, Isak Hansen-Aaroen and Teden Mengi all starting.

But the highest praise post-match was given to someone who Manchester United have high hopes forMaxi Oyedele.

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Alty boss backs Oyedele to have a great career

ALTY TV commentator Jonny Crowther questioned manager Phil Parkinson after the game and asked if he was happy with the way his side played given the undeniable quality in United’s youthful side.

“They’re certainly not going to come here and roll over,” Parkinson began. “They’re going to play some great football.”

He was particularly impressed with midfield general Maxi Oyedele.

“They’ve got some top prospects as we know from last season, with Maxi Oyedele. Real top, top player who will have a great career.”

Oyedele sent the second half of last season on loan at Altrincham, which is why Parkinson was familiar with his game. The 18-year-old was very impressive, scoring four goals in 12 games from midfield.

How good is Maxi Oyedele?

As per Manchester United’s official fact file on the player, Oyedele is described as a player with physicality, good feet and an eye for goal.

Oyedele has progressed through the academy ranks at United having enjoyed casual ‘samba football’ sessions as a young kid at The Cliff – which reflect in his very technical, skilful style of play.

He has all the capabilities of being a world-beater. Let’s hope he gets there.

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