Manchester United Under-23’s have been promoted to the Premier League 2 after a decision was finally made ahead of next season.
The league was curtailed early after the coronavirus pandemic struck in March, leaving a cloud of uncertainty over United’s fate for next season.
United were second in the division, behind only West Ham after securing victory over Stoke in their last game of the season.
According to a report by ESPN last week, manager Neil Wood and his players were growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of clarity surrounding the return of academy football.
The players had begun training again at the Carrington facility with no indication as to what division they would next be playing in.
But as noted by Press Association journalist Simon Peach, the Premier League has finally decided that United will be promoted on a points-per-game basis, meaning they will now compete at the highest level of Under-23 football next season.
The likes of Teden Mengi, James Garner, Dylan Levitt and Hannibal Mejbri all made excellent impacts for the Under-23 side this term and it’s great news to hear that United’s next generation of talent will challenge themselves against the best youth sides the country has to offer next season.
#MUFC U23s finally know what division they are going to be playing in next season. The Premier League have confirmed that Neil Wood's side have been promoted to the first division of PL2 on a points-per-game basis after Covid-19 saw the last campaign called off
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 7, 2020