United midfielder Galbraith posts message after scoring under-21 international winning goal

Manchester United midfielder Ethan Galbraith is currently away on international duty with Northern Ireland’s Under 21 side.

They got their Euro 2023 qualification campaign underway last night, with a 1-0 win over their Slovakian counterparts.

Galbraith netted the winning goal from the penalty spot after 54 minutes.

He also captained the side on the night and took to Instagram to share his delight post-match.

There was no shortage of congratulatory messages in the replies, from his fellow United young talents, including Shola Shoretire.

United’s former head of first-team development Nicky Butt also left a note after a great night for Galbraith.

Can Galbraith get back to the seniors?

Galbraith has actually been involved with Northern Ireland’s senior side in the past.

He made his senior debut two years ago, in a 1-0 win over Luxembourg and played his first competitive game in November 2020.

Galbraith earned rave reviews from manager Ian Baraclough back then, but finds himself in the Under 21s now.

The challenge for the 20-year-old is to impress as one of the more talented players in that group, and push for a recall to the senior setup.

Galbraith is currently on loan at Doncaster in League 1, but Richie Wellens’ side are yet to win any of the four games he’s played in so far.

He’ll be hoping that record swiftly improves after the international break, and after last night’s goal and performance, he should return to club football high on confidence.

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