Preview: United host Scunthorpe in FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford

Friday 10 December 2021 09:00

Manchester United fans have the chance to attend a game at Old Trafford for free as the club's Under-18s side hosts Scunthorpe United in the FA Youth Cup Third Round.

Fans are encouraged to attend the Theatre of Dreams and show their support for the young United side. The game takes place on Monday 13 December, with kick-off set for 19:00 GMT.

Tickets will not be available on the day of the game, so please head here to buy yours from before 9:00AM (GMT) on Monday 13 December.

A proud night for United's Academy


Three debuts were handed out as 11 Academy players featured in our squad versus Young Boys.

United are the most successful club in FA Youth Cup history, winning the competition on 10 occasions (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1992, 1995, 2003 and 2011) and reaching a further four finals (1982, 1986, 1993, 2007).

The club's best performance in the last few years was a semi-final appearance in 2019/20.


Scunthorpe United, whose first team play in League Two, have been through several rounds already to reach this stage. Beating Shrewsbury Town in the First Round, their most recent opponent was Guiseley Academy, defeating them 1-0 in the Second Tour, courtesy of a goal by Harrison Poulter.

Guiseley themselves had been through a number of ties, including qualifying, to reach the second-round stage, and had knocked out Rochdale, Ossett United, Grimsby Borough and Tadcaster Albion.

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United's Under-19s have qualified for the round of 16 as group winners.


Fans can get tickets for the game here and entry is free. Supporters unable to attend can watch the game live on MUTV. Coverage starts at 18:45 GMT.

Highlights and reaction will then be available on and our Official App.


Only players between the age of 15 and 18 on 31 August 2021 are eligible to take part.

United were knocked out in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round last year.


Other notable ties in this term's third round include holders Aston Villa facing Leicester City, West Ham taking on Newcastle United and Manchester City travelling to Middlesbrough. Liverpool (Fleetwood Town) and Chelsea (Leyton Orient or Newport County) will be favourites to progress from their home assignments.