17-year-old Man Utd whiz bags four goal involvements during U18s thriller as Shea Lacey makes comeback


Manchester United U18s were back in action on Saturday and one player shined bright, as Shea Lacey made his widely anticipated return. 

Manchester United will play in the Premier League on Saturday, but beforehand, the U18s were in action with the goal of extending their nearly unassailable 16-point lead at the top of the U18 PL.

To no one’s surprise at all, this is precisely what transpired.

After defeating Liverpool by nine goals the previous week, Travis Binnion’s team was back to its lethal ways, adding four more goals to their accumulating total.

Against Stoke this past weekend, United prevailed 4-2 in a thrilling six-goal match. This is the game’s narrative and the people who impressed.

What happened as Manchester United U18s beat Stoke 4-2

This past weekend, the U18s defeated a competitive Stoke team 4-2, moving one step closer to the championship.

In the 20th minute, Gabriele Biancheri finished James Scanlon’s low cross with style to open the score.

Scanlon’s day was about to get much better as he scored the following two goals for United in the 23rd and 44th minutes.

The 17-year-old Gibraltar international has scored his second brace in as many weeks and has been called up to senior training because of his recent remarkable degree of consistency.

Then Stoke gave one back. However, it was of little comfort as Scanlon helped Ethan Williams score the game’s fourth goal.

It’s just the latest impressive Williams display this season and is actually his 24th contribution of the season.

Another positive came for United as 16-year-old Shea Lacey made his return to action as expected after a week of training with the first team.

But without a doubt, Scanlon was the man who took all the headlines.

James Scanlon shines for the U18s

Scanlon, who made his debut during the most recent break, is now a senior international for Gibraltar and is quietly progressing incredibly well at Carrington.

Having played in 11 games so far this season for United’s U18 squad, he has eight goals and two assists.

He is a highly regarded potential as evidenced by the fact that he was called up for senior training and has also been involved in the U21 team.

Even if it’s simple to overlook players like Scanlon in the midst of the excitement around Lacey and Harry Amass, for instance, he serves as a reminder that Old Trafford is home to a virtually limitless pool of young potential.


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