Logan Pye celebrates making return from injury in FA Youth Cup win after five months out
Logan Pye came off the bench to help Manchester United see out a win over Reading in the FA Youth Cup.
The match was the first Pye had played since August, before he sustained his second injury of 2021.
His end to last season had been cut short after picking up an injury in January which caused him to miss the second half of the campaign, having been a regular at under-18 level beforehand.
The 2020 signing from Sunderland joined as part of a double deal with striker Joe Hugill, and while his arrival has been overshadowed by the excellent Alvaro Fernandez joining from Real Madrid in his position at left-back the same summer, Pye has looked a good addition when he has been on the pitch.
The England youth international, now 18, looked sharp and alert after coming on in the 3-1 win over Reading and he will be looking to make 2022 a better, injury free year.
He sent a message out after the game expressing his delight at making his comeback. He had been due to feature for the under-18s in the league last weekend before the game was called off due to waterlogged pitch.
United the better team and rack up another win
United scored three first half goals to kill off the fourth round tie away at Reading. The team then cruised through the last 45 minutes, staying in control, even when the home side scored a late consolation.
Kobbie Mainoo, Sam Mather and Charlie McNeill scored United’s goals, while McNeill and Alejandro Garnacho each provided an assist.
All three goalscorers sent messages out celebrating their contributions in helping United to progress.
United find out the opponents for the fifth round tie tonight, when Everton take on Sheffield United.
The winner will visit Old Trafford on February 5, with a spot in the quarter-finals up for grabs.
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