United retain Manchester Senior Cup

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s Reserves have retained the Manchester Senior Cup after fixture congestion meant that there was no time for the final to be played this season.

United were due to play in the final against either Bolton Wanderers or Manchester City but the Competitions Committee at the Manchester FA have confirmed that United will be awarded the medals according to how the league table currently stands, with United three points ahead of City and two ahead of Bolton.

Warren Joyce’s Reserves have retained the MSC that they won at the Etihad last year and it means that their last fixture of the season will be on Monday night when the U21s take on Tottenham in the final of the Barclays U21s Elite Groups.

A review has been promised to ensure that there are significant changes in the tournament structure next season so that this situation won’t happen again.

Either way, it is the first piece of silverware in what could be yet another successful season for Joyce’s side. Last year, we walked out treble winners and we could secure the double on Monday.

But Tottenham Hotspur are an extremely tough U21s side. In 26 games in the league this year, they have scored 77 goals and Manchester United have scored just 36.

However, confidence will be flowing through the United side after comfortably knocking out Liverpool 3-0 last week at Old Trafford.

Entrance to the match on Monday will be available on the night at Old Trafford. Tickets will be priced at £5 (adults) and £2 (concessions) and entry bought via cash turnstiles at entrance E30 at Old Trafford.

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