Manchester United earned a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League 2 at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday afternoon after Kyle Scott took the lead for the visitors at the death of the first half with a decent strike on goal, which beat Sam Johnstone. United goat an equaliser in the final five minutes of the match with Regan Poole putting a cross into the box towards the onrushing James Weir, only for Joseph Colley to put the ball into his own net. United did play a lot better than they did on Monday night away to Southampton, where they were beaten 2-0 with Warren Joyce calling some of his players deluded and questioned their ambition. United have plenty of talent at this level, but not having a true striker in the team could be something that costs them this season. Will Keane could be that player, but that all depends on what happens between now and the closure of the summer transfer window on Wednesday evening. Ethan Hamilton made his debut at U23 level, which could have been a good occasion for him. United had only just equalised, albeit through an own goal, but Hamilton rushed forwards in to the box looking for a second, but his attempt was thwarted. Joyce’s side now have a rest during the international break, with their next match played against Manchester City at the Etihad on Friday 9th September, just a day before both teams meet at first team level in the Premier League.
Goals: Joseph Colley OG 85′
Assists: Regan Poole 85″
Manchester United: Johnstone; El Fitouri, Tuanzebe, Poole, Riley; McTominay (Kehinde 35′); Weir, Redmond, Willock, Harrop (Hamilton 83′); Mitchell (Scott 77′)
Substitutes Not Used: Henderson, Doughty
Bookings: McTominay 22′