Barclays Under-21 Premier League
15 April 2013
Salford City Stadium, Eccles


Kick-off: 19:00 BST, Live on MUTV

08/04/2013 16:06, Report by Adam Marshall
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U21s playing at new venue

Manchester United's Under-21s will parade their talents at the Salford City Stadium in Monday night's encounter with Tottenham.

There is free entry for spectators at the Eccles-based venue but car parking at the stadium is priced at £5.

Spurs are clear leaders in the table with the Reds in third-place ahead of the semi-finals of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League competition. The top three sides progress to the next stage, along with a play-off winner from the other divisions.

Liverpool were set to provide the opposition at Old Trafford on Friday in another glamorous home fixture, but the game has been postponed.

"The way the league is set up, obviously we want to get  through to the final stage," explained Joyce to MUTV. "It has been a topsy-turvy season as really we've tried to build three different teams. 

"Since Christmas, we've found ourselves with a lack of forward players but our defensive record has been tremendous and I think we've conceded far less than anybody in the league. We've played some good football but not really had anybody there to finish chances off, which is frustrating.

"But there were a lot of good things to come out of the game against Southampton - a lot of good individual performances as well as the team."

The switch from Moss Lane will hopefully provide a boost in attendance for the younger players.

"We're just having a look and seeing if it generates a bit of interest from more spectators," admitted Joyce. "Obviously, Tottenham are a really good team and an older side so it will be a tough test for us.

"Hopefully it does generate a little bit of interest from the fans."

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