United’s under 18’s were held to a draw with Stoke at Carrington on Saturday.
Despite Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba dominating the midfield the Reds had to settle for a point as Stoke grabbed an equaliser with just over five minutes to go.
Goals for Jesse Lingard and a Paul Pogba penalty were not enough to give United victory although there were still a lot of positives to take from the game.
Some have claimed that next season messrs Pogba and Morrison should be given a real first team chance and on this showing it’s not hard to see why.
Larnell Cole also impressed for the Academy side.
United: Johnstone; Massacci, Blackett, Fornasier (M Keane, 46), McGinty; Cole, Pogba, Tunnicliffe, Lingard (Lawrence, 64); Morrison; van Velzen (Ekangamene, 81).
Sub not used: Coll.