United’s U21s have produced a number of players who have played at Leigh Sports Village this season and gone on to represent the first team. So it’ll be fascinating to see who make’s Joyce’s starting line-up tonight.
“We are quite thin on the ground with three teams – the first team, the U21s and the U18s all playing three games in 48 hours,” says Joyce. “And a lot of the players are involved at each level like Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Marcus Rashford [pictured left], Axel Tuanzebe and Ro-Shaun Williams so it will be a difficult few days trying to get the players that everybody needs. But we know that the players we have will all give 100% and put on a performance.”
“It’s wonderful to be able to host such fantastic – and important – games at Leigh Sports Village,” adds Chief Executive Simon Toon. “We’re expecting a big crowd for this one, so we’d urge people to sign up for free tickets and get to the Sports Village for the 8pm kick off as early as they can. With Manchester City fans being allocated the South Stand, there’s sure to be a great atmosphere. ”
Anyone who arrives at LSV 30 minutes or more before the 8pm kick off will be entered into a prize draw to win an exclusive signed David De Gea goalkeeper’s shirt, and The Red Zone Cafe is open from 630pm for family friendly pre-match meals and snacks – those who purchase a meal being in with a chance of winning David De Gea gloves.