Manchester United U19s came out on top against Atalanta in a 2-1 win in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday afternoon.
The game took place before tonight’s first team clash in the Champions League between the same two clubs. We’ll be hoping for a similar result as United look to boost their chances of topping Group F.
Thankfully, the U19 went a step closer to qualification by beating Atalanta 2-1, with thanks to Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire for the goals in a hard-fought match.
United managed to withstand the late pressure to hold on for the important win.
Getting further in Europe is just as important for the youths, in their eyes, as it is for the first team because of the sheer experience it will bring our group of lads.
They all dream of making the first team one day and playing under the floodlights at Old Trafford, after the tune of the Champions League anthem plays through the PA system.
See the goals below, courtesy of BT Sport 1:
Shola Shoretire opener
Anthony Elanga free-kick
The first was a calm finish with Shoretire giving the goalkeeper no chance.
Elanga may have been lucky with his free-kick, as the keeper completely lost track of the ball, but he does well to send the ball into a dangerous area.
It could’ve easily been an assist.
Sweden unhappy with UEFA’s decision
It has been announced that UEFA will take no action after investigating claims Elanga was racially abused while playing for Sweden U21s last month. However, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) will appeal that decision, as per Sky Sports.
Elanga told the SvFF website, www.svenskfotboll.se: “I am of course very disappointed. I know what I heard and what happened.
“I hope the appeal can lead to something. I am grateful for the support I received from my team-mates and the association.”