THE ACADEMY

25/09/2012 10:40, Report by Adam Marshall

Nantwich friendly postponed

United's Academy friendly at Nantwich Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at the Weaver Stadium.

Heavy, persistent rain has left the Evo-Stik League club with no option but to call the fixture off.

Paul McGuinness was scheduled to take an Under-18 XI to Cheshire to mark the 60th anniversary of the Busby Babes' record 23-0 FA Youth Cup victory against Nantwich, when Duncan Edwards scored his first competitive goals for the club.

Players from both sides that night in 1952 were set to be in attendance, including ex-United man Ronnie Cope, and ManUtd.com will reveal any plans to rearrange another date.

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