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16-year-old Man United starlet earns fan praise after standout performance vs Newcastle



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16-year-old Harry Amass earned fan praise after his performance for Manchester United’s under-18s in their victory against Newcastle away from home on Saturday.

The United academy side continued their flawless run in the Under-18s Premier League North. A 3-1 win against Newcastle was enough to secure their 11th win in 11 games.

After Ethan Williams opened the scoring shortly after half-time, a mix-up between goalkeeper Tom Myles and defender Jack Kingdon led to an equaliser late in the game.

However, in typical fashion, Adam Lawrence’s side went up the other end and scored through Ashton Missin just minutes later to regain their lead and then Jayce Fitzgerald’s low finish with minutes to play secured the three points after a pinpoint through ball from Harry Amass.

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Several players looked impressive across the game for United, but Harry Amass looked a cut above the rest throughout the 90 minutes.

The 16-year-old left-back was signed on a four-year deal from Watford in the summer and has been a regular for the impressive under-18s this term.

Against Newcastle, he displayed his excellent attributes in possession alongside a great sense of when to press and hold his shape defensively.

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The opposition just simply couldn’t take the ball from the England youth international and ended up resorting to a sneaky off-ball challenge on the defender late in the game to try and hit him off his stride.

Amass received some warranted praise from those who watched the game.

One fan wrote: “Harry Amass looks promising for U18s…”

Another said: “United with most of the ball, but Newcastle looking dangerous on the break. Amass and Kingdon impressive for United again.”

A third supporter added: “I really think Fitzgerald, Jack Fletcher and Harry Amass can be the next crop of good young players potentially playing for the first team in a few years.”