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Ratings: Johnstone, McTominay and Harrop shine in Liverpool draw

Manchester United U23’s drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village on Tuesday night, a second draw for United in two days, against the same team. Josh Harrop scored United’s equalised from the spot after Scott McTominay was brought down in the area. Liverpool took the lead within 18 minutes of the match starting through harry Wilson, with a great effort. United seem to be lacking something this season without a true striker, which is something Warren Joyce has been trying to sort, playing Matty Willock as the striker once again as the lad seems to have all the ingredients to play there, but without a true striker in the team, United may still miss out this season. Liverpool were a good challenge for United and the fact a draw was earned, it will keep United in the mix this season, which may end in them not winning the Premier League 2 title, something they have done for the past two seasons. Sam Johnstone had a good match, putting in some great saves David De Gea would be proud of. United face Arsenal at Leigh Sports Village next Monday, which will be an interesting match.

Goals: Josh Harrop 50′ (penalty)

Manchester United: Johnstone; Williams, Tuanzebe, Poole, Riley; Redmond; Olosunde (Scott 64′), McTominay, Harrop, El Fitouri; Willock

Substitutes Not Used: Mitchell, Henderson, Kehinde, Ta

Manchester United

32 Sam Johnstone

A really strong performance with a number of great saves.)

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Ro-Shaun Williams

A really strong performance alongside his partner Tuanzebe.

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38 Axel Tuanzebe

Captain of the U23’s and had a captain’s performance with wonderful clearances.

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Regan Poole

The young Welshman didn’t put a foot wrong.

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Joe Riley

A good performance, worked hard down the wing.

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Devonte Redmond

Unlucky not to have grabbed equaliser with his brilliant effort thundered off the bar.

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Matthew Olosunde

The American played well but was subbed for Charlie Scott.

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Scott McTominay

A good performance from the man asked to play as the striker tonight, won penalty and never stopped working.

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Josh Harrop

Converted with confidence from penalty spot to bring United level and done well linking with McTominay.

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Sadiq El-Fitouri

Lucky to get away with penalty decision in second half.

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Matty Willock

A good chance in first half and was unlucky that Sakho got in the way.

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Substitutes

Charlie Scott

Replaced Olosunde and worked well when he came on

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Written by Darren McConachie

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