Manchester United youngster Shea Lacey added to his growing reputation with another standout performance for England at youth level.
He might be at least 12 months away from seriously pushing for a spot in the Manchester United team, but there are seriously high hopes at Carrington for Shea Lacey.
Lacey, 16, was creating a buzz even before making his Manchester United under-18s debut at the age of 15 last season, impressing in youth tournaments for the club, and he is continuing to seize every chance he is provided with.
The young playmaker signed a new deal last month and is now a regular at under-18s level, and also a fixture in the England youth setup.
Shea Lacey impact for England
Shea Lacey has spent the past week with England’s under-17 side. And he is showing he is a standout among his peers.
Last week he provided two assists as the Three Lions side slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Portugal. Without his contribution, the game would have been a lot more one-sided.
Yesterday, Shea Lacey was on the scoresheet. He scored once in each half, both from open play, as England’s under-17s beat Spain, winning 4-1.
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Lacey’s movement, clever footwork and finishing was too much for the young Spaniards, and he now has four goal contributions in his last two matches.
Maxi Oyedele contributes on international duty
Shea Lacey was not the only Manchester United youngster to make an impact on youth international duty yesterday.
Midfielder Maxi Oyedele was making his debut for the Poland under-21 side, coming off the bench in their match with Estonia, after stepping up from the under-19s.
The 18-year-old made a telling contribution, providing an assist with a cross to set up a 1-0 win.