Manchester United’s Under-23s were once again in the spotlight on Friday night as they beat Arsenal 3-0.
There has been plenty of clamour about United’s latest crop of exciting youngsters, no more so than because of Amad’s performance for the youth side.
The 18-year-old played no part in Friday night’s victory though due to illness but was scheduled to play for Neil Wood’s side.
Instead, it was down to Shole Shoretire, Jordan Hugill to grab the headlines, though it was a familiar name who opened the scoring.
Harvey Neville was the first on the score sheet for United, firing in low from the edge of the box after a clever pull back from the left-wing.
Neville, the son of former United defender Phil, has been a regular for Wood’s men as he continues his development in the academy, following in the footsteps of his dad and uncle, Gary.
The Nevilles were always unlikely goal-scorers in the era of Gary and Phil, making the excitement even greater when the youngster got United off to the perfect start against Arsenal.
Watching at home was Gary, who has been active on social media in promoting his nephew’s progress in recent weeks.
He posted an emotional video where Harvey was being interviewed by the in-house media after the full-time whistle, watching at home with his two daughters, Molly and Sophie.
Another impressive win for United, their third in a row, moves them up to fourth in the Premier League 2, only one point behind leaders Manchester City, though there remains plenty of matches for the table to take shape.
17-year-old Shoretire has enjoyed a fine week after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promoting to the United first team for training in the past week, with teammate Hannibal Mejbri set to join him.
“The young kids, we’ve moved Shola up with us, Hannibal will join us and we’ll keep them with us for a while,” said Solskjaer.
“It’s the next step in their development, we’ve got to take the hit that when they play for the reserves they have to travel by themselves. It’s a nice step for them, they’ve done really well.”