(Video) McNeill equalises from Elanga assist vs Villarreal in UEFA Youth League

The sheer pace shown by Anthony Elanga shouldn’t be underestimated as he played a perfect pass for Charlie McNeill to find the back of the net.

Manchester United U19s thoroughly deserve to be back level after improving in the second half.

Neil Wood’s side have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Uefa Youth League but it was always going to be interesting to see how they would get on against an impressive Villarreal team on their quest to finish top of the group.

We were beaten 4-1 when the sides last met but the Reds are putting up a fight this time.

McNeill took his goal very well but Elanga does brilliant to create the opportunity with his run and pass.

Footage courtesy of BT Sport

The Spanish side have done their utmost to make life hell for our most technically gifted players – such as Hannibal Mejbri, who has been targeted by a number of players – with the referee being more understanding in their favour.

That certainly makes for a tougher task and the young lads will benefit from the experience.

Let’s hope they can do enough to secure a win by grabbing another goal or two and not conceding in the meantime.

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