A 2-1 loss in a third-place play-off match against Belgian side Club Brugge saw Manchester United’s under-19s finish fourth at the Terborg Tournament, held in the Netherlands.
Kieran McKenna’s side had finished 2nd in their group thanks to one win, a draw and a defeat.
They opened the tournament with a 2-0 loss to eventual finalists Ajax Cape Town but reversed the scoreline with goals from Indy Boonen and Callum Gribbin against Flamengo. A 0-0 draw in the final group game against De Graafschap qualified United for the semi-finals.
There, they faced Colombian team Atletico Mineiro. After both sides failed to score in normal time, United were beaten on penalties. All four of the first takers scored for the Reds (in order: Gribbin, O’Connor, Tanner and Gomes) but striker Nishan Burkart couldn’t convert, allowing Atletico to progress to the final against Ajax CT, who beat Brugge.
A couple of hours later, on Sunday afternoon, Brugge scored a late winner in the second half to secure the third spot at the Terborg Tournament. Aidan Barlow had scored in the first half, but also missed a penalty after Angel Gomes was brought down.
|VAN EGMOND GROUP||Games Played||Points|
|1. Ajax Cape Town||3||9|
|2. Manchester United||3||4|
|4. De Graafschap||3||1|
|‘Home’ Team||Score||‘Away’ Team||Man Utd Scorer(s)|
|Ajax Cape Town||2-0||Man Utd||N/A|
|Man Utd||2-0||Flamengo||Indy Boonen, Callum Gribbin|
|Man Utd||0-0||De Graafschap||N/A|
|Atletico Mineiro||(5)0-0(4)||Man Utd||Penalties: Gribbin, O’Connor, Tanner, Gomes. Missed: Burkart.|
|Man Utd||1-2||Club Brugge||Aidan Barlow|