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United u21s vs Feyenoord match preview


Following their stunning 3-2 comeback win over West Ham on Friday night, Manchester United’s under-21s side are back in action, this time in the Premier League International Cup. 

United play host to Feyenoord tonight at Carrington, which kicks off at 7pm UK time, and United will be hoping to get their first win of the competition as so far they have only managed to collect one point, which was the 0-0 draw against Sparta Praha in Matchday One.

United played French side AS Monaco at Old Trafford back in November, which was their second game in the Premier League International Cup, however, the Young Reds suffered defeat at the Theatre of Dreams as AS Monaco ran out 2-0 winners.

The last game that the under-21s have played in this competition was against PSV Eindhoven in December, which was a game in which United lost 2-0 to the Dutch side.

However, since that game in December, Mark Dempsey’s side have turned the corner as they have won their last three games in the league against Fulham, Liverpool and West Ham, and you could argue that there is confidence and optimism growing within the group that they can get a result tonight as they will feel as though after their upturn in form that they are better equipped to facing European sides now.

The game against Feyenoord could be a good opportunity for Dempsey’s side to show what they can do because the Dutch side have the same number as points as United in the current standings [UK Soccer Way], and based on that you could argue that there is not much between the sides.

The game tonight against Feyenoord will be United’s last game of the Premier League International Cup for this season, but hopefully the Young Reds can end what has been a disappointing campaign on a high tonight at Carrington with their first victory in the competition.

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