Robbie Savage has praised son Charlie Savage after the midfielder netted his first Manchester United under-18s goal at the weekend.

Savage scored the fourth goal in a 4-1 victory over Newcastle with a sweetly struck first time shot from inside the penalty area.

The midfielder struck the ball side footed with precision and power, high into the net to give the goalkeeper no chance.

Manchester United v Newcastle United: U18 Premier League
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It was just reward for an impressive and tenacious midfield performance from the 17-year-old.

This was Savage’s seventh game of the season for the table-topping under-18s.

Robbie Savage was part of United’s FA Youth Cup winning team in 1992 and while he did not break into the first team, he went onto have a good career spanning more than 600 professional appearances and 39 international caps for Wales.

 

Charlie Savage has worked his way through the under-16s and is now established as a regular for the under-18s.

The influx of academy signings in the summer has made it tougher for Savage, so he deserves credit for establishing himself in the team.

If there is one thing his dad had which nobody could argue with, it was a strong mentality and desire to succeed. Charlie Savage can go a long way if he applies himself in the same manner.

This goal was just one step along the way for him, and should give him confidence to really kick on from this point.

Manchester United v Newcastle United: U18 Premier League
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