Manchester United XI
Friday 26th July 2013
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage
Kick Off: 7.45pm
The famous shirts of Manchester United will play at The Lamex Stadium on Friday evening as the Premier League champions send a representative XI for Stevenage's final home pre-season friendly.
After two competitive and encouraging performances against Championship opposition in the past week, attention for Graham Westley's men now turns to United whose youngsters are amongst the country's top talent.
Remember all U7s can gain admission absolutely free for this fixture when accompanied by a full paying adult, so what a fantastic opportunity to bring the family down to The Lamex. With the United squad likely to include a number of future stars it guarantees to be another entertaining game and one definitely not to miss out on.
Whilst the Manchester United first team was busy winning yet another Premier League title last season, its youngsters were unsurprisingly busy winning silverware of their own. The United U21 team beat Spurs in the final of the inaugural Barclays Under-21 Premier League at Old Trafford in May, coming from 2-0 down to record a 3-2 win in what was officially Sir Alex Ferguson's last home game as Manchester United boss.
Much of this squad also won the FA Youth Cup the previous year and will be looking to progress and catch the eye of new manager David Moyes who has already taken a couple of last year's best youngsters on the 2013 pre-season world tour.
One to watch for United in this game is Ryan Tunnicliffe. The all action English midfielder was an integral part of the squad that defeated Spurs and is highly regarded by all at Old Trafford.
In the past few weeks the U21s have played games against Club Brugge (1-0), Waterford (2-1), Ross County (2-2) and Chorley (1-0) with Boro next up as Warren Joyce's men look to remain unbeaten before the start of their new league campaign.
Manchester United XI squad from
Sam Johnstone, Jonny Sutherland, Pierluigi Gollini, Scott Wootton, Michael Keane, Declan Dalley, Louis Rowley, Marnick Vermijl, Reece James, Tyler Blackett, Liam Grimshaw, Tom Thorpe, Donald Lowe, Paddy McNair, James Weir, Ben Pearson, Jack Rudge, Larnell Cole, Charni Ekangamene, David Petrucci, Joe Rothwell, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Jack Barmby, Will Keane, Thomas Lawrence, Sam Byrne
Concessions and U21s: £10
Entry for season ticket holders is just £5 for all home pre-season friendlies unless using the free pre-season voucher in their season ticket book.
Tickets are available online at www.borotickets.co.uk until or from the Stevenage club shop, open 10am-5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tickets will also be available for purchase on the turnstiles.