Manchester United fans were treated to a disappointing result at home against an injury-hit Everton side that they were expected to beat convincingly. Rafa Benitez's 'Toffees' lined up without Dominic Calvert Lewin, Richarlison and Alex Iwobi but Solskjaer's boys failed to get all three points, and many would argue that they were even lucky to get a point as VAR saved the day for them yet again.
Frustrated fans have been letting out on social media since the result with many putting the blame to head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for leaving out Cristiano Ronaldo and Pogba from the starting lineup. United had the chance to occupy first position on the table with a win, but they failed to get the 3 points in front of their home fans for a second game running.
It was a different story for the club's academy teams as they thrashed their opponents in the youth divisions, giving United fans something to smile about.
The under-18 team saw off Newcastle United by 5 goals to nil away from home. A hat-trick by highly rated 17 year old forward, Joe Hugill alongside strikes from Sam Mather and Sam Murray gave the youngster an emphatic win.
In England's youth development league known as the Premier League 2, the under-23 side recorded a big win over a bitter rival in Liverpool. 18 year old Dutch defender Bjorn Hardley got the opening goal for Niel Wood's team in the first half. Highly rated Swedish forward Anthony Elanga also got on the score sheet, before British-Nigerian forward Shola Shoretire rounded up the scoring.
These wins might not be as relevant as a win for the first team over Everton would have been, nonetheless, Manchester United fans should find some joy in them because it shows the amount of talent they have in their youth ranks. These youngsters can only get better and will all be working towards becoming good enough to represent the first team in a near future.
If they continue to grow together and produce results like these, there is no doubt that Solskjaer will have a bunch of world class talents to pick from the youth team in two to three years time.
Photo credits: Manchester United.
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