First-team players show support at FA Youth Cup final
Manchester United's first-team stars showed their support for the club's Under-18s side as they contested the FA Youth Cup final against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
United captain Harry Maguire posed for images with fans pitchside ahead of kick-off and spoke to MUTV before the young Reds played in front of a record 60,000-plus crowd.
Cameras spotted David De Gea in the crowd in the first half, along with defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.
Midfielders Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay were also in attendance at the Theatre of Dreams, with the former issuing a message of support for the young Reds on Twitter this morning.
This isn’t the first time that our first team players have publicly backed United’s youth teams, as Maguire also made an appearance at the Under-19s' UEFA Youth League round-of-16 against Borussia Dortmund in March and the Youth Cup semi-final against Wolves in the same month.
In addition to the players, Sir Alex Ferguson was also at the match, casting his watchful eye over the talented pool of players Travis Binnion has at his disposal. Other club legends, including Bryan Robson, also looked on with the young Reds hoping to record United’s first FA Youth Cup success since 2011.