UNDER-21S

29/07/2008 09:16, Report by Steve Bartram

Zieler rules Europe

United goalkeeper Ron Robert Zieler is a champion of Europe, after playing an integral role in Germany's triumph at the UEFA U19 Championships.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Reds from Cologne in 2005, was in impressive form as the Germans beat Spain, Bulgaria and Hungary in the group stage.

Germany needed extra time to overcome the Czech Republic in the semi-finals, and overcame a strong Italian side in the final to triumph 3-1.

Ron-Robert will now rejoin his United team-mates at Carrington, where he will meet with the Reds' coaching staff to decide how best to further his promising career.