Cain Smith

Covering Manchester United for VAVEL, ArchBallUK & UtdDistrict | Tactical Analysis for BreakingTheLines | Find me on Twitter: @cainsmithMU

Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup victory: The atmosphere, the development and Alejandro Garnacho

A historic night took place at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. Not for the first-team that sit sixth in the Premier League table, but for Manchester United’s Under-18s team that was led by manager Travis Binnion. A record crowd of 67,492 supporters watched a passionate side come out as 3-1 victors in the FA Youth …

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Alejandro Garnacho steals the show and Manchester United win the FA Youth Cup

Alejandro Garnacho has stole the show for Manchester United‘s Under-18s yet again as he sealed the win with two second-half goals to crown United their 11th FA Youth Cup against Nottingham Forrest. The tricky winger scored his brace after goals from Rhys Bennett and Josh Powell cancelled each other out in the opening period. It …

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Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup final: It won’t define the players

Manchester United under-18s are facing Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford this evening in the FA Youth Cup final. It’s an award that is fondly remembered throughout the history of the club. United could become 11-time winners if all goes well at the Theatre of Dreams against Warren Joyce’s side. A record-breaking crowd will attend the …

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Erik ten Hag reportedly orders early Manchester United pre-season after being ‘unimpressed’ with player fitness levels

Reports have claimed that new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has ordered that the squad returns to pre-season two weeks early, after he was left ‘unimpressed’ by the fitness levels of the players in recent fixtures. The current Ajax manager is closing in on the Eredivisie title, meanwhile United are heading for their worst …

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Rio Ferdinand criticises Ralf Rangnick’s approach as Man United manager

Rio Ferdinand has criticised Ralf Rangnick’s direct approach in the media as ‘distasteful’ whilst he’s been Manchester United interim manager, believing that he should focus on the issues behind the scenes. Rangnick has not been one to hide his feelings since he joined at Old Trafford. He most recently revealed that the board would not …

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Man United loanee Amad receives praise from Giovanni van Bronckhorst after Rangers cameo

Giovanni van Bronckhorst praised Manchester United loanee Amad after he helped Rangers from the bench in their 2-0 win against Dundee United on Sunday afternoon. The 19-year-old winger has had a difficult time since he moved to Scotland on loan in January. Despite scoring in his first appearance against Ross County, Amad struggled in the …

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FA Youth Cup final preview: Man United vs Nottingham Forest

On Wednesday, Manchester United’s Under-18s will be up against Nottingham Forest in the FA Youth Cup final at Old Trafford, with over 60,000 tickets sold for the special occasion. The young team led by Travis Binnion have won five matches on their way to the final, four of which have been at the Theatre of …

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Predicted line-up: Brighton vs Manchester United

Manchester United travel to the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening to play their penultimate game of the season against Brighton. It follows on from one of United’s best performances in some time against Brentford, where they won 3-0 with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Varane. It was a stellar showing in the …

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