Mason Greenwood celebrates a goal for D'Mani Mellor.

Mersey fixture changes for Under-18s

Manchester United's Under-18 Premier League games against Everton and Liverpool have been moved.

Neil Ryan's side were set to take on the table-topping Toffees this Saturday, live on MUTV, but the fixture has been postponed due to the Blues' FA Youth Cup commitments, namely a home third-round tie against Sunderland.

The United game will now be played at Finch Farm on 5 February 2019 with a 13:00 GMT kick-off.

Anthony Elanga races past the Liverpool defence.
Anthony Elanga takes on the Liverpool defence in the away win earlier in the season.

Meanwhile, the home clash with Liverpool at the Aon Training Complex has been switched from 5 January 2019 to 9 February (11:00 GMT kick-off), meaning that will be a big week next year for the youngsters.

United safely qualified as group winners for the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League with the 6-2 thumping of Young Boys on Tuesday and the competition for places at the younger levels will keep giving Ryan a selection headache.

“It does make it very hard,” he said. “What we're trying to create is that environment where everyone is pushing each other in training - mentally, physically, tactically and so on. With everything we do with them, we want that feeling of unity and a squad where everyone is working for a common purpose and so on. We're going to need the squad to help us through the upcoming games.”

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