Mason Greenwood looks on.

Youngsters win the ICGT trophy

Monday 21 May 2018 16:51

Manchester United have won the ICGT trophy in the Netherlands, after an impressive 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in the final.

Mason Greenwood struck the winner, his third goal of the event, to end the youth campaign on a real high by overcoming Spanish giants Real. The schoolboy striker was also voted Player of the Tournament for his performances, even if it was a team effort with the defence remaining unbreached in all five matches.
Ricky Sbragia coached the winning team in the Netherlands.

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.

Tom Sang scored an important goal during the group stages.

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.