Last season I was critical of Callum Gribbin. Clearly talented but didn’t seem to be working hard. This year he’s totally different and he could be key to a successful FA Youth Cup run! The 17-year-old recently made his return to action for the U18’s scoring a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw away to Liverpool in the Premier League U18, also making an appearance for the U23’s against Reading on Monday night. Gribbin is a talented player, and a year has been very different for him. United have a talented crop of U18’s this season, seemingly struggling at U23 level with no out-and-out striker, which is making them susceptible to scoring goals. Gribbin, providing he stays fit this season, could be crucial for Kieran McKenna’s U18 and Nicky Butt’s U23 side. The FA Youth Cup, at U18 level, starts in a few weeks time with United facing Southampton. United could very much compete for the trophy this season, being the first United side to lift the cup since 2011, but there is a long way to go yet. United seem to be able to score goals easily at that level, something which us going to be tricky for their opposition. Come on UNITED!
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