Manchester United’s youngsters are playing at a tournament in Croatia and have got off to a positive start.
An under-19s side are in action at the Mladen Ramljak tournament, with matches against Monaco, Udinese, and Dinamo.
Manchester United under-19s beat Monaco
The young Red Devils squad won the opening game of the tournament 3-2, recovering from going a goal down early.
Jack Moorhouse, Ethan Williams and Victor Musa scored Manchester United’s goals.
Musa’s winning strike came courtesy of a fantastic run through the Monaco midfield from substitute Shea Lacey. His shot at goal was saved, with Musa slotting in the rebound.
Musa, 16, scored for the under-21s in a friendly at the end of last season and featured regularly for the under-18s in the second half of last season, scoring six times.
Moorhouse and Williams are also expected to play prominent roles for the under-18s this season, having both netted for the side last year.
The young squad played at the Super Cup NI last week and had disappointing results, so getting the win was a good confidence boost for the side.
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United will also send an under-19s side to feature in the UEFA Youth League this season so it is useful to get used to facing continental opposition.
Starting XI: Elyh Harrison, Finley McAllister, Reece Munro, Louis Jackson, Jayden Kamason, Jayce Fitzgerald, Jack Moorhouse, Jacob Devaney, James Scanlon, Ethan Williams, Victor Musa.
Under-21 and under-18s fixtures set
The fixtures for Manchester United’s under-21s and under-18s sides have now been set for the season. While they are subject to change, we know when the opening matches will be.
The under-21s are away at Crystal Palace at 1pm on Monday August 14, while the under-18s are away at Middlesbrough at 12.30pm on Saturday August 12.