United talent Parker celebrates first England Under-16 goal

Manchester United’s senior players do not have another international break until March but some of their young talents have been off representing their country of late.

On Wednesday, teenage United academy defender Harrison Parker played for England’s Under-16 side as they took on Turkey.

Parker got his first youth international goal at that level as the Three Lions ran out 3-1 winners over their Turkish counterparts.

After the game, he took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement.

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Parker was not the only young United talent to start the game, with Jaydan Kamason and Victor Musa also included in the side at St George’s Park.

Musa is a talented striker of Nigerian descent who joined United in July, having impressed the club with his pace, strength, skill and finishing ability.

This was his first England appearance and he is still eligible to represent Nigeria or Spain at senior international level.

England’s Under-16 side have already faced Turkey this week, winning 2-1 in game for which Musa was an unused substitute.

Who is Harrison Parker?

Parker joined United in September following a trial period at the club after he left Arsenal at the end of last season.

Parker’s United trial took in a trip to Northern Ireland, where he showed his ball-playing ability and appetite for a tackle.

A first England goal is a good next step in his development before the end of the year and he will hope to keep building on that in 2022.

Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images
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