CLUB NEWS

06/08/2014 12:30, Report by A Marshall & M Shaw

Reds end day one on a high

United's Under-15s had mixed fortunes on the opening day of the Manchester United Premier Cup at the Aon Training Complex.

Torrential rain prior to the first game against Dutch outfit Feyenoord led to a slippery surface and the Reds were beaten 1-0 by a late goal. Goalkeeper Campbell made a string of fine saves to keep the Rotterdam youngsters at bay but had no chance with Choukoud's close-range winner after initially making another stop.

United were largely restricted to long-range efforts with Gomes off target from fully 45 yards out on one occasion.

The second Group C fixture of the Nike-sponsored finals for Tommy Martin's team was against Mamelodi Sundowns with substitute Maddocks scoring the only goal of a tight game.

Tanner shot narrowly over the bar with the hosts' best attempt of the first half but Campbell had to be alert to race from his line to thwart Modise. After having a penalty appeal turned down, United finished the game strongly but it looked to be heading for stalemate until the late drama. Makela supplied a tremendous cross and Maddocks steered in a header to end the opening day on a high for the Reds.

For more information visit the official MUPC site. Watch video of the first day here.

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