It was a good afternoon in Spain for Nicky Butt’s young side as Manchester United’s U19s record a fifth UEFA Youth League victory in six games this season by coming from behind and beating Valencia 2-1.
Valencia opened the scoring thanks to Jordi, but Nishan Burkart was quick to equalise before Aidan Barlow netted the winner prior to half-time.
The Reds went into the game as group winners, but Butt still went with a side capable of finishing strongly, as United picked up another three points. Hopefully the first team do a similar job later and show the trip wasn’t made to top up the tan before Christmas, though we’re sure some of the travelling fans have made the most of it.
A highlight from the game came in the second-half when Shola Shoretire become the youngest (14) Manchester United player ever to play in an official youth cup/league match and the youngest to participate in the UEFA Youth League.
Shola Shoretire comes on for Burkart to become the youngest player in Uefa Youth cup history aged 14 years & 314 days
— jb8521 (@jb_8521) December 12, 2018
What a remarkable milestone for the kid, and hopefully we see more of his development in the coming years. Angel Gomes was quick to give Shola credit on Twitter after the match.
2-1 win to finish the group unbeaten. Great result! Also a massive shout out to all the debutants and 14 yr old Shola making his debut 🙌🏽❤ @ManUtd
— Santi Gomes (@agomes_47) December 12, 2018
Watch the goals below.
— Fabio (@FabioProd) December 12, 2018