Captain Maguire supports young Reds at Carrington

Thursday 07 October 2021 13:25

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire spent his Thursday lunchtime watching the club's Under-18s in action against Middlesbrough.

The skipper was treated to a thrilling first half of football as the two sides combined to produce an end-to-end game with five goals, two penalties and a red card.

Maguire is a regular supporter of United's young prospects. He was recently in attendance at the Under-19s' UEFA Youth League match against Villarreal at Leigh Sports Village.

This time, Maguire joined those watching on as Travis Binnion's Under-18s side took on Middlesbrough in the U18 Premier League at Carrington, as he shared on Instagram.

Manni Norkett scored United's second goal in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

“It's had 90 minutes of action squeezed into the first 25, really,” said the commentary team on MUTV.

Fans watching the game on MUTV were treated to something special. Supporters can subscribe to the channel to regularly watch games from the Under-18s and Under-23s. Highlights of Thursday's game will be available here later in the day.

After Middlesbrough took a two-goal lead, Sam Murray got United back into the game, finishing off a smart move that begun on the right wing. The visitors soon regained their two-goal advantage, only to be pegged back once more as Manni Norkett emphatically converted a 28th-minute penalty.

Attacking against 10 men, United finally drew the game level in the second half when Kobbie Mainoo made it 3-3 in the 81st minute.

The Reds next play in the U18 Premier League Cup on Saturday, 16 October against Wolves.

MATCH DETAILS: Manchester United 3-3 Middlesbrough

Goals: Murray 23, Norkett (p) 28, Mainoo 81 - Finch (p) 5, Whelan 21, Scott 24