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What happened to the rest of Man Utd's FA Youth Cup winning side that included Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo

Daniel Marland

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What happened to the rest of Man Utd's FA Youth Cup winning side that included Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo

Manchester United's academy was crowned best in the country last year - so what happened to Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo's teammates?

The Red Devils were crowned FA Youth Cup winners in 2022 following a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest in front of 67,492 fans inside Old Trafford.

United captain Rhys Bennett scored in the first half before seeing his effort cancelled out by Joshua Powell.

Garnacho stepped up with two goals in the second half to seal United's first Youth Cup triumph since 2011.

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That team included the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, who went on to have successful careers in the first-team.

Following Garnacho's overhead kick and Mainoo's impressive first start in Sunday's 3-0 win over Everton in the Premier League, let's roll the clock back and look at what Travis Binnion's side are up to now.

Goalkeeper: Radek Vitek

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Vitek made a mistake in the game to allow Powell to equalise. Was named on the bench during last season's Europa League quarter-final defeat to Sevilla.

Full-back: Marc Jurado

The aggressive defender joined United from Barcelona in 2020. Following injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, he was named on the bench in April against Nottingham Forest. Left the club this summer to return to Spain with Espanyol.

Centre-back: Louis Jackson

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Drafted into the squad at 16-years-old. Born in Oldham, Jackson trained with the first team in September before a Carabao Cup clash with Crystal Palace.

Centre-back: Rhys Bennett

Opened the scoring on the night and captained the side. Was handed a new contract by United manager Erik ten Hag. One to keep an eye on.

Full-back Sam Murray

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Murray signed a professional contract in May. Played in friendlies against Cadiz and Real Betis during last year's World Cup break.

Midfielder: Kobbie Mainoo

Made his United debut off the bench during February's 3-0 win over Leicester City. Started for the first time on Sunday after recovering from an ankle injury. Expect to see the 18-year-old establish himself as a regular this term.

Mainoo alongside Bennett at full-time. (Image Credit: Getty)
Mainoo alongside Bennett at full-time. (Image Credit: Getty)
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Midfielder: Dan Gore

Was voted reserve team Player of the Year last year. Made his senior debut against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup. Now U21s captain, he accompanied Alex Stepney and Ten Hag to lay a wreath on the Old Trafford pitch in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton following his death earlier this year.

Midfielder: Isak Hansen-Aaroen

Played senior football as a teenager in Norway. Could leave on loan in January in search of first-team action.

Winger: Alejandro Garnacho

Needs no introduction. A stellar breakthrough campaign saw the club hand Garnacho a new contract and the number 17 shirt. Scored a great goal at the weekend, in case you missed it. Has also made his full Argentina debut.

Striker: Charlie McNeill

McNeill is currently on loan at Stevenage Town, but his time at the League One outfit is being cut short due to a lack of game time.

Winger: Sam Mather

Mather scored three goals and provided two assists in the Youth Cup winning year. Now plays on his preferred left wing after shifting right to accommodate Garnacho.

The entire team celebrating with the trophy. (Image Credit: Getty)
The entire team celebrating with the trophy. (Image Credit: Getty)

Subs

Centre-back: Sonny Aljofree

Plymouth-born defender signed his first professional contract in May.

Midfielder: Maxi Oyedele

Will be eligible to represent England or Poland at international level.

Striker: Joe Hugill

Hugill was on the bench against Everton with Rasmus Hojlund out through injury.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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