Get your tickets for the U18 PL Cup final

Friday 29 March 2024 14:10

Fans are encouraged to show their support for the next generation of young Reds as Manchester United take on Manchester City in the U18 Premier League Cup final on Tuesday 23 April.

United supporters have always demonstrated incredible commitment to our proud youth system, most notably at the 2022 FA Youth Cup final when a record-breaking 67,000 were in attendance. That’s far from the only example, however, with away crowds of a thousand or more following the team in the EFL Trophy over the last two seasons.

Our Under-18s have enjoyed a successful season thus far, establishing a remarkable 14-game winning streak in the league as well as progressing to the final of the U18 Premier League Cup. Their 100 per cent league run has now ended but they remain top of the table and, while each player’s individual programme and development is at the heart of the Academy’s mission rather than team results, the U18s have the chance to complete an impressive double thanks to their excellent application all season.

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The extraordinary crowd who witnessed our 11th FA Youth Cup triumph played a direct role in the development of players like Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo, who have since established themselves as first-team regulars. Fans have an opportunity to play their part again this year.


Launched in 2017, the U18 PL Cup begins with seven groups of four teams. It both offers cup-style competitiveness and removes the regionalisation in the U18 Premier League itself, which splits 25 teams across North (13) and South (12), the winners of each division facing off in a one-off final tie.

Past winners of the U18 Premier League Cup are Chelsea (2018, 2022), Manchester City (2019, 2020) and Tottenham Hotspur (2023).


United will host Manchester City at Leigh Sports Village on Tuesday 23 April 2024. Kick-off is at19:30 BST.

Home supporters will occupy the West Stand and can order tickets for free. Away supporters will be stationed in the East Stand.


United defeated Arsenal after extra-time in a dramatic quarter-final encounter at Carrington.


Group stages

UNITED 4-1 Reading (Wheatley, Biancheri x3) – 2 September 2023

Wolves 1-0 UNITED – 21 October 2023

Southampton 1-5 UNITED (Wheatley x4, Biancheri) – 25 November 2023


UNITED 4-2 Arsenal AET (Williams x2, Kingdon, Jackson) – 3 February 2024


UNITED 5-0 Crystal Palace (McAllister, Amass, Wheatley x2, Biancheri) – 2 March 2024

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Manchester City secured their spot in the U18 PL Cup final with a dramatic extra-time victory over Leicester City. Jaden Heskey, son of former England striker Emile, equalised after Tommy Neale’s opener for the Foxes and City substitutes Ashton Muir and Matty Warhurst netted in the additional 30 minutes to win the game.

The Sky Blues progressed from a group with Everton, Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion before defeating West Ham in the quarter-finals.


Prior to our 2022 FA Youth Cup victory at Old Trafford, then-U18s coach Travis Binnion had this message for fans: “Enjoy watching the players. Encourage them and believe in them because we like to think that some of these are going to be around for a long time.”

Since, six members of the squad (Garnacho, Mainoo, Charlie McNeill, Dan Gore, Willy Kambwala and Omari Forson) have all made first-team debuts. Them and their coaches have all spoken about the significance of that FA Youth Cup run in developing them as players and people. Others who have not yet made a first-team debut or have moved onto pastures new have referred to the night as one on which they made lifelong memories.

While this game is at Leigh rather than Old Trafford, it’s another fantastic opportunity to show support to the players from our famous Academy, the beating heart of the club. Tickets are free and available to order via the link below.


Leigh Sports Village is the home of Manchester United Women and our Academy teams.

Driving: Local roads around the ground can get very busy on matchdays. It is situated 3 minutes from the A580, 8 minutes from M6 Junction 23 (Haydock Park), and 14 minutes from M60 Junction 14. If you are travelling to the stadium via car, you can use the post code WN7 4JY.

Parking: All car parking for LSV is available on a first come, first served basis. There are 1,000 onsite parking spaces, including blue-badge bays. There are also a number of car parks located approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk away from the stadium. Please visit for further information.

Public transport: Leigh Sports Village is also accessible by public transport. Leigh bus station is located in Leigh town centre and is a 10-minute walk from the stadium. The 597 bus service runs from the town centre to the stadium but this is a weekday-only service. The nearest train stations are Atherton (4.2 miles), Newton-le-Willows (5.3 miles) and Wigan North Western on the West Coast mainline (7.9 miles).

Accessibility at Leigh Sports Village

LSV offers suitable seating for both wheelchair and ambulant supporters. Amenity seating is located within general seating areas, and all areas of the stadium have access to accessible toilets and refreshment kiosks. There are also raised wheelchair positions in the West and East Stands and pitchside wheelchair positions in all stands.

Supporters who require accessible seating should email a copy of their supportive documentation to so their account can be updated to reflect this.

Blue-badge parking is available at LSV on a first come, first served basis.