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FA Youth Cup final, 2nd leg
Old Trafford, 23 May 2011
Kick-off: 7.30pm.

MAN UNITED v SHEFF UTD

Aggregate score: 2-2


Video: 1st leg highlights
23/05/2011 11:27, Report by Adam Marshall

Youth Cup preview

United's youngsters bid to win the FA Youth Cup for a record 10th time when entertaining Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The two-legged tie is evenly balanced after an entertaining 2-2 draw last week with Jesse Lingard and Will Keane on the scoresheet for the Reds.

Paul McGuinness' side will be hoping for a similar performance to the one that accounted for Chelsea 4-0 in the semi-finals in front of an expectant crowd. The Blades will be backed by a large travelling contingent as another exciting occasion seems guaranteed.

Eric Harrison, who famously coached the fabled Class of 92, is in no doubt that lifting the coveted trophy would provide a major boost to the current crop of promising prodigies.

"If they go on to win the FA Youth Cup, and I hope they do over these two legs, it'll give them massive confidence," Harrison explained to ManUtd.com.

"It'll give them a massive lift - they're not daft and know the history of the Youth Cup. If they can win it, believe you me, they'll go up a few notches."

Tickets are still available at Old Trafford and the match is also live on MUTV with Gary Neville providing co-commentary.

We'll have a full report and all the reaction on ManUtd.com after the final whistle.
 
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