Binnion was in the opposing dugout as assistant manager of Sheffield United when they were defeated by the young Reds 6-3 on aggregate, losing 4-1 in front of 23,000 at Old Trafford in the decisive second-leg.
In an attempt to win the FA Youth Tournament for the first time as of 2011, Manchester United is in the quarterfinals.
Manchester United hasn’t won the FA Youth Cup in 11 years.
Those who were fans of Manchester United as children will recall the likes of Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison, and Jesse Vardy playing in Harry Maguire’s star-studded side that defeated Sheffield United.
On Thursday, a most good team in tournament history will try to get one step closer to its 11th title by having defeated the second-most successful team in tournament history, FC United.
They face Leicester at Old Trafford in the quarter-finals of the competition and face whether Wolves as well as Brighton inside the semi-finals.
Travis Binnion, who was just 24 when Manchester United last won the FA Youth Cup, is in charge of the team. However, he was not overjoyed about it.
With Binnion serving as Sheffield United’s assistant manager, they lost 4-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, 6-3 on aggregate, in front of 23,000 fans.
According to the former Sheffield United academy chief, “I’ve got good memories,” MEN Sport was able to ascertain. “The first leg was memorable, but the second leg was less so. At Manchester United’s stadium, we were thrashed. You take a look at United’s team on that particular day. We had an amazing time.
“I worked as John Pemberton’s assistant. After a strong start, we faced a formidable opponent. It’s possible that some of the players from that team are now playing for the first team. One of them, who is now the team’s captain, was obviously with us when we were at Sheffield United. We want our boys to follow in the footsteps of those lads, so this is just another step in the process.”
United beat Everton 4-1 in the last 16 to advance to this year’s quarterfinals, their best showing in the competition so far.
To go along with fellow Spaniards Alvaro Fernandez and Marc Jurado and center back Garnacho, United signed all three players in the summer of 2016.
A wonderful cross from Jurado, who left Barcelona for Manchester United in 2020, set up Kobbie Mainoo for the second goal with a header.
“I remember talking to a coach about this a couple of weeks ago, and I’m overjoyed to have this assist, “Afterward, Jurado gave an interview to the MEN.
My favorite part of my job as a full-back is to help the team get the ball forward and score as well, if possible.” My philosophy would be to defend and attack as a full-back.”
In the event that Manchester United’s youth team does not advance to the next round of the competition, the new crop of players will have gained a lot of experience besides playing three tournament games at Old Trafford.
Francis Okoronkwo opened the scoring for Liverpool, but Charlie McNeill’s penalty soon leveled the scores ever since Alejandro Garnacho had already been fouled in the box by the Merseysiders.
When asked by MEN Sport about his memories of working at Sheffield United, the former academy director said, “I’ve got good memories.” It was a great first leg, but it wasn’t as good in the second. During our game against Manchester United, we were annihilated. On that particular day, you look at the United team. We had a wonderful time.
In my previous job, I was John Pemberton’s assistant. After a promising start, we were challenged by a formidable foe. This team may have a few ex-members now making their way up to the main squad. That one was clearly present when we’re at Sheffield United and has since become the team’s captain. It was only a matter of time before our boys follow the lead of those lads.”
Manchester United advanced to the quarterfinals of this year’s Champions League with a 4-1 win over Everton in the last 16 of the competition.
Alvaro Fernandez, Marc Jurado, and center back Garnacho were all acquired by United in the summer of 2016 along with their compatriots.
Kobbie Mainoo scored the second goal with a header after a wonderful cross from Jurado, who is leaving Barcelona for Manchester United in 2020.
A couple weeks ago, I talked to a coach about all this, and I’m delighted to get this aide, ”
Jurado was then interviewed by the MEN.
In my role as a full-back, my favorite part is to help the team move the ball forward score goals if possible. My philosophy is to both attack and defend as a full-back.
There will be a lot of experience gained even if Manchester United’s youth players does not advance to the first round of competition, as they will have played three tournament matches at Old Trafford.
Liverpool’s Francis Okoronkwo scored the game’s first goal, but Charlie McNeill’s penalty, awarded after the Reds had fouled Alejandro Garnacho in the box, quickly restored parity.