with Fletcher withdrawn on his comeback and Jordan Thompson's introduction prompting a tactical reshuffle.
Another substitute, Connor Randall, should have scored after Pereira missed a corner from the left, shortly before the Reds brought on rookie defender Tosin Kehinde. Mitchell was harshly booked for simulation in the closing stages with a draw a fair result in the end.
United: J.Pereira; Tuanzebe (Williams 83), McConnell, Ioannou, Borthwick-Jackson; Riley, Goss, Rashford (Kehinde 78), Harrop, Mitchell; Fletcher (Thompson 70). Subs not used: Henderson, Dearnley.