On Tuesday night, Manchester United’s Under 19s will take on Borussia Dortmund in the Youth League. The Red Devils want as many United fans as possible to show their support.
United will face Germany in the last 16 at Old Trafford, and the Red Devils know they must put up a strong performance if they are to advance.
The match will be held at the Leigh Sports Village on Tuesday night, and fans are welcome to attend for free in order to support the club’s future stars.
In the absence of a suitable location, Manchester United had wanted to host the match at Old Trafford, but they are still hopeful that a quarter-final match may be held there.
Manager Neil Wood wants as many fans in attendance as possible, thus the kick-off time has been changed to 8pm rather than in the afternoon to make it feel like a Champions League night.
He said, “I believe it’s tremendous,” when questioned about the importance of fans watching. In addition, “fans coming in is an important element of these young players’ development.” Even if Leigh is a bit of a drive from Manchester, it would be great for these young players to have an enthusiastic crowd. For them to experience what it’s like to be at a Champions League game. Playing it at 8 p.m. was the original plan.
Unfortunately, we were unable to stage the event at Old Trafford as planned. If we can get a good crowd down here, we want these young guys to feel like they’re playing in the Champions League.”
On Friday night, Manchester United thrashed Derby 5-2 in the second tier of the Premier League.
Among the scorers were Alvaro Fernandez, Hannibal, Noam Emeran, Charlie Savage, and Shola Shoretire, and Wood knows that his team will have to be at their very best if they are to produce another remarkable outcome.
Aside from the Youth Cup and the two performances back-to-back, it was a springboard, especially with the two performances. The last several days have seen a number of excellent performances.
It’s inevitable that some people will be left behind. It’s possible that some players will be too old, while others will be promoted from the U18s. It’s going to be an exciting matchup, and we’re confident that we’ll do well. We’re making every effort to get as far as we possibly can. We know it’s going to be a challenge. They make an excellent group. They’re physically fit, quick, and powerful.