Last Saturday, an extremely youthful Manchester United u18 side took on Liverpool at their academy in Kirkby.
With one eye on the FAYC semi final against Chelsea a number of players were rested and Liverpool took full advantage handing us a 6-0 drubbing.
Still smarting from the loss in the FAYC quarter final, Rodolfo Borrell’s team looked to inflict a second defeat on United in a matter of weeks and did so emphatically as Tony Silva hit a brace in the first half.
Goal scorer in the FAYC Adam Morgan continued a remarkable record of scoring in 13 consecutive games for the club and was joined on the scoresheet by Adorjan as well as former United trialist Michael N’goo who hit a brace to complete the scoring.
Despite the scoreline, there were some bright performances from the likes of Lawrence, Wilkinson and Dæhli and the fact we had one trialist and 5 schoolboys playing puts the game in perspective as Nick from Manchester United Youth summed up the two sides on Twitter:
United players – 4 born in ’93, 4 in ’94, 6 in ’95. Liverpool – 2 in ’92, 7 in ’93, 4 in ’94, 1 in ’95.
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I think Liverpool were under-strength too but Silva is some player!. Morgan scored his 19th goal in 14 consecutive games, to be fair it was a real hiding but the scousers have got some quality kids, 30 internationals under 21…
Wilkinson and Lawrence did very well, but I have to say that Daelhi was woeful. Didn’t contribute to a single thing for United, and seemed very uniterested. Hopefully he will improve very much, because if he continues like this, we should just send him back to Norway..
I would also like to mention McGinty and Thorpe too, who both did a very decent job.
And btw: Liverpool had a very average team out there too, except for Morgan, Sterling and Silva, as they saved players for a reserve game, I think..
We should just concede that our youth team, despite the fact that we are in the Youth Cup-final, isn’t as good as Liverpool’s at the moment, who have one of the best academies in England at the current time.
But we’re still better than them in senior level. 😀
No for long!
King Kenny is back and so are we. Enjoy no 19 but we’ll get to 20 and beyond before you.
You’re time is over.
Always find it funny how you united fans and UTD tv, websites etc explain a defeat away especially against LFC.
Quote, ‘a youthful team.’ Fair enough, which is true!
But if this was the other way, you all would be bragging about it for weeks. Bitterness and jealously as always.
not at all, your own manager said the same following. No excuses you won 6-0 but its not like you played our actual u18 team is the point being made.
very nice to see acdemy like this come boys show ur nams to the world we r liverpool and back to the time and i hope many more on the way aswel………………………
I laugh everytime I hear the phrase ‘King Kenny is back & so forth’. Yr so called ‘King’ Kenny wl prove to be a jester in royal clothes!. Loserpoo is FINISH!!!. They wl Never Ever win any BPL title nor any European cups for a good 10-20 years time!!!. Just wait & see!!!. Loserpoo os utter RUBBISH!!! ….. & wl remain so for a long long time!!!.
F*** off virgopq… We are gonna prove you wrong on the field. Keep watching this space, bcoz we are gonna come back much stronger than you can imagine…