Youngsters win the ICGT trophy
Manchester United have won the ICGT trophy in the Netherlands, after an impressive 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in the final.
Ricky Sbragia's team topped the group ahead of AZ Alkmaar, Palmeiras and Uitgeest. Local side Uitgeest were first up, and beaten 2-0 with Ethan Hamilton and Greenwood scoring. A 1-0 victory over Palmeiras followed, courtesy of Tom Sang's winner, before a 0-0 draw with AZ clinched first place.
That success ensured a semi-final showdown with Red Bull Brasil, as 16-year-old Greenwood netted in a 1-0 triumph after being set up by Tahith Chong.
Tournament director Mats Idema commented:
“I really dare to say that this was the best ICGT ever! The whole weekend went smoothly and we are delighted that we have a new winner in the form of Manchester United. A beautiful name, of which we are really proud that this team played at the ICGT. On to next year!”
United squad: Alex Fojticek, Matej Kovar; Max Dunne, Luca Ercolani, Lee O'Connor, George Tanner, Ro-Shaun Williams; Callum Gribbin, Ethan Hamilton, Aliou Traore, Tom Sang, Callum Whelan; Millen Baars, Indy Boonen, Nishan Burkart, Tahith Chong, Zak Dearnley, Mason Greenwood.