Manchester United’s under-19s were beaten by Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Youth League after a dramatic penalty shoot-out, with first-team interim coach Ralf Rangnick watching
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The Red Devils’ youth players were beaten on penalties after the game went back and forth in 90 minutes with a 2-2 scoreline in the youth team equivalent to Champions League.
Before City of Manchester academy prospect Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored both goals for Dortmund and won the shootout.
Rangnick watched as United came in from behind twice, with Rhys Bennett and star Charlie McNeill named on the scoreboard.
McNeill, whose 85th-minute equalizer, was also at the center of controversy after his throat was cut by BVB substitute Samuel Bamba a few seconds in the box.
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However, the referee failed to point out and McNeill missed his penalty in the penalty shootout as Dortmund emerged as a 3-1 win at a chilling Leigh Sports Village, with Bynoe-Gittens ending a Memorable night in Manchester.
Rangnick is joined by right hand man Chris Armas in the stands as well as Anthony Elanga, whose name is now on everyone’s lips at Old Trafford.
Notable names in Red Devils XI are Hannibal Mejbri and Shola Shoretire, along with Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal, both of whom feature in a Champions League rubber clash with Young boys in December.
And the famous German coach will keep an eye on United’s talent, something he has wanted to do since taking over. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After seeing them reach the semi-finals of FA Youth Cup Against Leicester City at Old Trafford last Thursday, head of player development and coaching Justin Cochrane said that Rangnick was “fully aware” of the potential in their famous academy.
Cochrane recently said: “There is no big gap between the youth team and the first team here. Scored. “At other clubs, they’re in different locations and different buildings but here is a cohesive approach.
“We took a group out to practice with the first team at XI v XI so he (Rangnick) was fully aware of any potential.
“We discuss players in different phases of the season and sometimes opportunities open up, or their performances over a long period of time push them up there.
“When the time is right, they will have the opportunity to train, which some of them have had so far.
“What I can tell everyone is we have some very good young players and as long as they continue to develop, improve and stick with what they need to do, that’s the goal of improving every day. , then I think they’ll be pretty good prospects.”
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