Reds back in Leasing.com Trophy action
Manchester United's youngsters will be embracing a second outing in the Leasing.com Trophy, when travelling to Sincil Bank to face Lincoln City, live on MUTV at 19:45 BST on Tuesday.
The Reds, fielding an Under-21 side, were outstanding in beating Rotherham 2-0 in August in our maiden fixture in the competition that was formerly known as the EFL Trophy.
Ethan Laird and Largie Ramazani scored the goals in the second half for Neil Wood's boys, attacking the end populated by a noisy away following.
“There were lots of fans and, to be honest, I didn't see it coming,
“ said Ramazani.
”It makes you feel more at home. You get excited seeing all the fans just looking at you and it’s a great feeling. When they’ve got your back and are singing, you give that extra little bit more.
“It was a very proud moment for me to score and the team, plus my family of course.”
Matej Kovar made one astounding save to help keep a clean sheet in that tie and added:
“I think it felt like the first team. It actually did. To be fair, I didn’t know what to expect except it was men’s football and you have to be ready for everything.
“It's always nice to see our supporters in the away crowd and I was very happy to play in front of so many people. I think our club has the best fans in the world.”
Lincoln's progress in the Carabao Cup led to the original fixture being postponed but Tuesday represents another opportunity to push for qualification from the group, with a game at Doncaster Rovers still to come.
The Imps are now managed by ex-Red Michael Appleton, who has already faced United this term as West Brom's Under-23s coach. He took over the reins from Danny and Nicky Cowley, who switched to Huddersfield Town earlier this month.
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United midfielder Dylan Levitt played, and scored in the 5-0 win over Appleton's Albion second string and he is another youngster relishing the chance to play senior opponents in the Leasing.com Trophy.
“If we can carry on the performance in the second half at Rotherham at Lincoln and Doncaster, we can top the group,” he told us.
“Hopefully, we'll get through. With the talent in our group and desire to win these games, I think we have a great chance.
”You look around the team and it gives you belief when you just look at them, knowing them inside and out, and knowing what they can bring to the side
“We aren't going to sit back. We'll go for it in each game.”
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