This past Saturday United’s u18s again took to the road to for another league match.
Last week they made the short trip to Bolton and this week it was to West Brom. Having lost 1-0 to Bolton they were looking to bounce back but it wasn’t to be as they went down 3-2, a turn around from the 3-1 win in November.
West Brom found themselves 2 up just before the break when the ever dangerous Berahino converted a penalty following a Michael Keane handball and then turned provider, crossing from the right for Nabbi to prod home from close range past a helpless Sam Johnstone.
If you assumed the game was done when West Brom converted their second penalty just after the break you would have been wrong as United’s famous fighting spirit kicked.
Jesse Lingard fired past the West Brom keeper from just out side the box in an attempt to spark a comeback just minutes after and United pushed for a second and although they got one it came too late.
In stoppage time Paul Pogba cut in from the left, picked his spot and fired a spectacular effort past the West Brom keeper, we have come to expect the spectacular from Pogba but every time he does do something like this it still takes your breath away and you have to remind yourself he is only 17.
The goal came too late though and United slumped to a second defeat in 2 games but will be looking to get straight back on the winning path at home to Crewe on Saturday.