Ratings: Five Star performance from Josh Harrop in front of Jose Mourinho

Manchester United U23’s played their last game of the campaign at Old Trafford against Tottenham Hotspur. Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe and Demi Mitchell weren’t involved in the game and will possibly get a chance against Southampton on Wednesday.

It was a frustrating start of the game for United as Spurs were dominating all over the place for 35 minutes, obligating Manchester United to defend really well as Josh Bohui held back. Anyway, soon the Reserves took control as Josh Harrop got one past Spurs.

Apparently, Manchester United thought that they got away with it as Spurs scored two early goals while Pereira was obliged to make three good saves one after another as Tottenham were looking for more. Nicky Butt reacted and those were spot on changes as Ethan Hamilton and Zak Dearnley added movement in the lineup and Josh Bohui did an amazing job in both cases passing to Harrop and the English with a top individual performance, impressed Jose Mourinho with a hat trick.

Leaving it all behind, Manchester United U23’s end their campaign in the sixth place and here are the player ratings for tonight’s final game of the season.

Manchester United

40 Joel Castro Pereira

Called to make a few good saves in the first half, keeping the game level and also keeping up with the 1-0 result. With Jose Mourinho's appearance at Old Trafford, Joel tried to impress him as the Portuguese manager will give him a chance to make his Premier League debut. Unlucky to concede those two early second half goals. The young Portuguese made some great saves to keep United in the game.


Matthew Olosunde

Apparently, we are yet to see the best out of Matthew Olosunde, but one thing is for sure; him going forward is absolutely fantastic. Really good work in our 1-0 lead. Olosunde did well in the second half, too.


Tyrell Warren

A really good first half from Warren. After a shaky start, he seemed to be more stable, clearing the ball and helping the Reserves get over a hard first 35 minutes. Came off for Ethan Hamilton. Definitely, a really good performance and left a good impression.


Regan Poole

It's really hard to define his performances, but one is thing is for sure: this game is showing the way he has played during all season. Not confident in what he does, in fault for both goals, showing why the manager doesn't trust him much.


Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Another good game for Borthwick - Jackson as he made two or three good tackles inside the box and has kept a balance in the team. Really nice to see him back in the Reserves, three games in the row, doing really well.


Tosin Kehinde

Another good performance, cannot fault him in either of goals as Poole left him wide open. Really nice job in a few good moments. A Decent end of the season, despite some sloppy movements in the first 35 minutes.


Matty Willock

Moves really well in the centre of the midfield, imposing the game and doing a good job. Matty Willock is showing quality and in Jose Mourinho's presence, he has pulled a good performance in the centre.


Callum Gribbin

He was probably a bit frustrated with the chances he could take, yet moving good. Something that has to be noted is also his good positioning, helping United go forward. Came off for Dearnley.


Devonte Redmond

Good performance from Devonte Redmond, who needs to grow in his game and has to win some flexibility in the ball movement, should be quicker.


Ratings: Five Star performance from Josh Harrop in front of Jose Mourinho

He is the man of the moment at the Reserves, as differently from his teammates, he takes his chances and this has resulted in to a beautiful goal from outside the box. Another great game from Josh. Hat - trick hero that wins United the game and moves them to the sixth.


Joshua Bohui

He has had his chances and probably added more balance in the team. Joshua Bohui up front was definitely a good choice and one assist added to his account and another pass that led to the third and winning goal.



Ethan Hamilton

Replaced Warren. Just like in the U18's campaign, the midfielder added movement. A threat to the Spurs defense outside the box. Absolutely great.


Zachary Dearnley

Replaced Gribbin. Another inspiring game despite coming in late in the game. A discovery of the U18's for the second part of the season.


DJ Buffonge

Replaced Redmond. Had a chance to score the third for United, but his shot was deflected close to the dangerous area.


Goals: Josh Harrop 37′, 80′, 87

Manchester United: J. Pereira; Olosunde, Warren (Hamilton 54′), Poole, Borthwick-Jackson; Kehinde, Willock; Gribbin (Dearnley 65′), Redmond (Buffonge 81′), Harrop; Bohui

Substitutes Not Used: M. Johnstone, Dunne

Written by Fabiola Cejku


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