United learn Papa Johns Trophy opponents

Thursday 24 November 2022 16:48

Manchester United's reward for knocking Wolves out of the Papa Johns Trophy is a round-of-16 tie with Bolton Wanderers.

The young Reds won our group, featuring Barrow, Fleetwood Town and Carlisle United to set up the previous tie with our fellow Premier League side, switched from a home fixture to Molineux, earlier this week.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Travis Binnion's side won a penalty shootout 4-1, with keeper Nathan Bishop saving two spot-kicks.

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U21s highlights: Wolves v United

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The competition is still regionalised and former Bolton skipper Kevin Nolan drew the ties, alongside Shaun Wright-Phillips, in the Sky Sports studio. 

Details of the University of Bolton Stadium game will be announced in due course and there should be plenty of excitement around the occasion, considering the historical rivalry. The teams have not met at senior level since 2011/12, when we won 5-0 in the away clash before sealing a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

The final is due to be staged at Wembley on Sunday 19 March next year.


Northern section

Salford City v Port Vale
Bolton Wanderers v UNITED U21
Lincoln City v Everton U21 or Mansfield Town
Burton Albion v Accrington Stanley

Southern section

Portsmouth v Stevenage
Cheltenham Town v Chelsea U21
Bristol Rovers v MK Dons
Plymouth Argyle v AFC Wimbledon