FA Youth Cup Final: Thousands cheered young Blades at Old Trafford - VIDEO

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THOUSANDS of Blades fans made the trip to Old Trafford to cheer on Sheffield United’s young stars but there was no fairytale ending as Manchester United won the FA Youth Cup 4-1, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

More than 6,000 tickets were sold to Sheffield fans.

Goal hero: Young Blade Callum McFadzean celebraing his FA Youth Cup Final first leg goal against Manchester United at Bramall Lane.

Goal hero: Young Blade Callum McFadzean celebraing his FA Youth Cup Final first leg goal against Manchester United at Bramall Lane.

Almost 30,000 supporters watched the first leg last week when Sheffield came from behind twice to draw 2-2 - with all to play for tonight.

But a strong Manchester side proived to be the best team on the night.

VIDEO: Watch our video report as digital journalist Nik Brear chatted to excited fans before they set off by coach this afternoon.

See The Star tomorrow for full reaction, photos and more in a special 8-page souvenir pull-out.