Travis Binnion praises Nathan Bishop after EFL Trophy win for Manchester United's Under-21s against Wolves

Travis Binnion labelled Nathan Bishop‘s performance against Wolves as “fantastic” after the goalkeeper played a crucial part in Manchester United’s Under-21s advancing to the EFL Trophy round of 16.

With neither side able to break the deadlock during the 90 minutes at Molineux, the 23-year-old saved two penalties as Binnion’s youngsters beat the Black Country outfit 4-1 in the shootout at Molineux.

As well as showcasing his spot kick saving credentials, the former Southend United youngster, who joined the Red Devils in January 2020, also produced some big saves during the 90 miniutes.

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In the first half, Aaron Keto-Diyawa drove through the midfield for Wolves before unleashing a dipping goal bound shot from range, but Bishop’s lightening reflexes came to the rescue and with his fingertips he managed to divert the ball to safety by tipping the shot onto the post.

In what was rapidly becoming a personal battle between Bishop and Keto-Diyawa, United’s young goalkeeper managed to tip another rasping drive from range over the bar for a corner.

Travis Binnion praises Nathan Bishop after EFL Trophy penalty shootout win for Manchester United’s Under-21s against Wolves

Bishop saved two out of three of Wolves’ penalties with Harry Birtwistle and Chem Campbell unable to find a way past the imposing United stopper.

With United’s under-21s booking their place in the round of 16 draw, which takes place on Thursday, Binnion was full of praise for Bishop’s role in ensuring his side progressed to the next round.

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Speaking after the shootout win, Binnion told the club’s media team: “Bish [Nathan Bishop] was fantastic – made two big saves. He was good all night for us, and we really needed him, particularly in the first half.”

As well receiving praise from his EFL Trophy boss, Bishop, who spent last season on loan at League Two side Mansfield Town, impressed first-team duo David de Gea and Bruno Fernandes.

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