United Under-21s ready for Carlisle cup tie

Tuesday 30 August 2022 11:15

Manchester United Under-21s will be in cup action tonight (Tuesday) as the club's campaign in the Papa John's Trophy begins with an away trip to Carlisle United.

Kick-off at Brunton Park is scheduled for 19:30 BST but unfortunately the game will not be shown live on MUTV due to broadcasting rules.

The United App will provide team news and summaries at half-time and full-time, plus a gallery of match images. Video highlights will be available from tomorrow.

United Under-21s coach Mark Dempsey.
The Carlisle clash is the first of three fixtures for Mark Dempsey's side in Group G of the competition's northern section, all of which will be away from home and will kick off at 19:30 BST.

The Reds will return to Cumbria on Tuesday 4 October, when Barrow will be our hosts at The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

Our final game in the group stage will be in Lancashire on Tuesday 18 October, against Fleetwood Town at their Highbury Stadium.
The season so far for United Under-21s has comprised four games in Premier League 2 Division 1, with the most recent outing being last Friday night's 2-2 home draw with Fulham at Leigh Sports Village. Omari Forson scored both of the Reds' goals, including an injury-time equaliser from the edge of the box.

Dempsey said after the game: "I think the [late equaliser] was well deserved and what a fantastic goal. The proper United way to do it, last minute of the game.

"I thought it was a really good game of football. On chances created, we dominated in that sense and should have scored two or three goals in the second half. I thought we showed real resilience, we stuck in there and kept playing towards the end. We didn't panic, we were brave to keep playing and wait for the opportunities to arise. 

"I know it was only a draw but it was an important draw again because this is a young team who are having to really dig in for most of the games. We've got to be a bit better at duels and challenges, so we'll have a little look at that, but overall I'm really happy with the way we ended the game."

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