Academy Match Report: Manchester United u18 4-1 Leeds United u18 – Man United news and transfer news

Manchester United’s U18s were the only side in action this Saturday as they hosted Leeds United in the league.

It was a disastrous start, however, as Leeds took the early lead after Luca Thomas’ incredible goal. The Leeds striker from the left controlled the ball up and passed Tyler Fredricson to turn around and volley into the net, leaving Tom Wooster no chance.

But United would have equalized in the 10th minute. Mather himself expropriated Leeds at their end and quickly found Joe Hugill, who picked the ball up to the roof of the net from a tight angle to the right.

Soon after, Dan Gore scooped the ball diagonally to find Ethan Ennis on the right-hand side of the field, but the winger got too far under the ball and soared over the bar.

Unfortunately, a muscle strike forced United’s key midfielder Kobbie Mainoo to withdraw for Omariego Forson on the 15th minute.

A curled free-kick found Willy Kambvala in the back post, who looked like an almost guaranteed goal, but the Frenchman hit the ball badly and bounced it from the goal.

On the 28th minute, United took the lead as Forson gave up and walked with Gore to get to the sideline on the right and pull back to let Ennis pass the goalkeeper.

United quickly took third place as Ennis played Mather from the right and the winger’s shot could only parry the goalkeeper, and Forson managed to pocket him.

In the last seconds of the first half, Thomas from Leeds looked for his second with a twisted effort that bounced off the left post.

United kicked out in the second half and scored another goal within a minute. Marc Jurado played with Forson on goal and the Leeds defender could only block his cross from behind in a dangerous spot where Ennis could follow him and fit into the house at close range.

With a lead of three goals, United wanted to take his foot off the throttle and walk through the other half.

Mather should have added another late as Forson added to him in the penalty area, but he cut off his shot and fired it wide.

But four goals were enough to ensure victory and United moved up to 10th place in the table with a whopping six games in hand for those above them.

States: Wooster, Jurado, Kambwala, Fredricson, Murray, Oyedele, Gore, Mather, Mainoo (Forson 15), Ennis (Pye 64), Hugill (Norkett 68)

Unused credits: Hanbury, Aljofree

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