Manchester United U19’s suffer heavy defeat by Villarreal in the UEFA Youth League just hours before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men face their first XI in their Champions League clash at Old Trafford
- Manchester United’s first XI welcome Villarreal to Old Trafford on Wednesday
- It comes just hours after their U19’s played Villarreal in the UEFA Youth League
- But, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to acquire a better result than the U19’s
- The Man United youngsters suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat in their Group F game
- Goals from Torrents, Medina, Foubert and Rodrigo Alonso proved too much
- United did get on the scoresheet thanks to a header from Alvaro Fernandez
The Manchester United first XI will welcome Villarreal to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening for their UEFA Champions League clash.
The game takes place just hours after the club’s U19 side faced the Spanish giants in the UEFA Youth League.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to record a better result than the youngsters, given they suffered a dismal 4-1 defeat.
Manchester United’s U19 side faced Spanish giants Villarreal in the UEFA Youth League (above)
Villarreal taught the Manchester United U19’s a lesson in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday afternoon.
Their first half goals from Joan Torrents, Pascual Medina, Marlone Foubert and Rodrigo Alonso proved too much for the Red Devils.
Villarreal taught the Manchester United U19’s a lesson after beating them 4-1 on Wednesday
United first XI captain Harry Maguire was in the stands cheering on the youngsters (above)
Robbie Savage was also spotted in the Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday afternoon
Manchester United: Vitek; Jurado, Kambwala (Bennett 59), Hardley, Fernandez; Svidersky (Mainoo 76), Savage (Gore 76); Hoogewerf (Mather 59), Shoretire (c), Garnacho; Hugill (Iqbal 59)
Subs not used: Hanbury, Murray.
Goal scorers: Fernandez 72 | Torrents 5, Medina 22, Foubert 28, Alonso 45.
However, United did manage to dominate the second-half of the game and get on the scoresheet thanks to a header from Alvaro Fernandez.
United’s heavy defeat came after what had been regarded as a promising start to their UEFA Youth League campaign.
The Red Devils won their opening Group F game against Young Boys 1-0 last week.
Manager Travis Binnion had hoped they would carry that momentum into their fixture at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday.
However, Villarreal dominated from the get-go and hit the woodwork multiple times alongside their four goals.
The U19 Manchester United skipper Shola Shoretire also picked up a yellow card in what turned out to be a disappointing afternoon.
Nevertheless, Manchester United first XI captain, Harry Maguire, was there to show his support – cheering the U19’s on from the stand.
Maguire and his United team-mates will face Villarreal in their Champions League clash on Wednesday evening.
They will be looking to restore Manchester United’s bragging rights over the Spanish giants with an all-important win.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his first XI can record a better score against Villarreal