3,300 fans going to final

FA Youth Cup Final 1st leg...Sheffield Utd v Man Utd...Blades goalscorer Callum McFadzean kisses the badge after his first half equaliser
FA Youth Cup Final 1st leg...Sheffield Utd v Man Utd...Blades goalscorer Callum McFadzean kisses the badge after his first half equaliser
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UP to 3,300 loyal Blades are expected to make the trip to Old Trafford on Monday to see their young stars take on Manchester United in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final.

Sheffield United have applied three times to increase their ticket allowance for the match, after receiving overwhelming interest from fans.

Their initial allocation of 700 tickets was twice increased, to 1,200 then 1,700, but swiftly sold out each time.

After the under-18 Blades put in a storming performance to draw 2-2 with the Red Devils on Tuesday night, the club put in a third request for an increase, getting a further 1,600 seats.

Sheffield United will be hoping to build upon their impressive first-leg performance at Bramall Lane.

Just shy of 30,000 fans poured into the home ground to watch their future stars in action on Tuesday.

After a miserable season which saw their senior team relegated from the Championship to League One, the Bramall Lane faithful were delighted to see a gutsy team hold the 10-times cup winners to a draw.

Superb strikes from Callum McFadzean and Jordan Slew saw the Blades youngsters match their illustrious opponents.

They twice came from behind to set up a must-win second leg across the Pennines.

Prices for the 7.30pm kick-off at Old Trafford on May 23 are £5 adults and £2 concessions.

The club is also running coach travel, costing £10, with departure from Bramall Lane at 3.30pm.

Hospitality tickets, including a buffet meal in the Stretford Suite and seating, costs £30 per person.

For more details and to book tickets, call 0871 9951889 or visit the box office at Bramall Lane.

n TURN to page 43 for a poster of the young Blades.