2019/20 FA Youth Cup to be completed
Manchester United can still lift the 2019/20 FA Youth Cup after it was decided that the tournament will be concluded.
Neil Ryan's Under-18s side did superbly to reach the semi-finals before lockdown ensued, setting up a last-four date with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in a bid to win the competition for a record 11th time.
The tie will be now played at St George's Park, as will the final, with Manchester City taking on Blackburn Rovers in the other match.
Centre-back Teden Mengi, who captained the team, has since moved into the first-team squad, while the likes of Hannibal, Charlie McCann and Dillon Hoogewerf were other influential figures in the run.
Younger members of the group, such as Omari Forson and Shola Shoretire, also played their part but Anthony Elanga missed the Youth Cup games due to injury. Remarkably, senior striker Mason Greenwood was also technically within the age range, although he did not feature!
United reached this stage by virtue of wins over Lincoln City (2-0), Norwich City (2-0), Leeds United (1-0) and Wigan Athletic (2-1).
All matches will be played behind closed doors with further details regarding emergency rule amendments and protocols to be explained in due course.
The idea of playing the games at St George's Park was actually floated by United's head of first-team development Nicky Butt earlier in the year.
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FA YOUTH CUP 2020
Friday 30 October
Blackburn v Manchester City (17:00 GMT)
Chelsea v UNITED (19:45 GMT)
Monday 2 November
Blackburn or Manchester City v Chelsea or United (19:30 GMT)
All matches to be shown live on BT Sport 1.