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(Video) Joe Hugill scores from outside the box on Man Utd U-18s debut against Blackburn

Manchester United U18’s kicked off their Premier League campaign.

Joe Hugill, who joined United from Sunderland this summer, has opened the scoring with a first-half goal against Blackburn Rovers U18’s.

The 16-year-old striker picks up the ball in the final third after United intercepted possession of the ball.

Hugill takes one touch before striking the ball from outside the box and off the post into the net.

Footage courtesy of MUTV:

United worked on a deal to sign Hugill for months and it’s great to see him open his goalscoring account with the club in his first game.

Hugill spent the entirety of his youth career at his boyhood club Sunderland and was considered one of their most promising youngsters.

Sunderland’s ‘Academy of Light’ is considered among the best in the country for developing young footballers. Now Hugill has joined United’s academy, he will aim to follow in Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood’s footsteps.

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