United learn FA Youth Cup opponents

Tuesday 16 November 2021 13:30

Manchester United will host either Scunthorpe United in the FA Youth Cup third round.

The tie must be played before Saturday 11 December 2021 and full fixture information, including where the match will be played, will follow at a later date.

The Iron won 1-0 against Guiseley Academy on Tuesday evening, courtesy of a goal by Harrison Poulter.

Travis Binnion will take charge of the FA Youth Cup team.

Guiseley had been through several rounds already, including qualifying, to reach the second-round stage, and have knocked out Rochdale, Ossett United, Grimsby Borough and Tadcaster Albion.

Scunthorpe, meanwhile, beat Shrewsbury Town last week to secure their spot and will be relishing the trip to Manchester.

Manchester United have won the FA Youth Cup on a record 10 occasions (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1992, 1995, 2003 and 2011) and reached 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.

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.