Duo braced to feature against Red Devils

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ELLIOTT Whitehouse and Jordan Slew are both available for selection when Sheffield United entertain Manchester United in the first-leg of the FA Youth Cup final tomorrow.

Whitehouse – who captains John Pemberton’s squad – and Slew were both sent-off during the South Yorkshire club’s tussle with Aston Villa in the previous round but, injury permitting, could feature at Bramall Lane.

However, with several of Pemberton’s charges appearing at senior level in recent weeks, United’s academy director admitted: “We’ve got one or two knocks but hopefully the lads concerned will be okay. We picked up a few little problems after the first-team’s last game of the season but, fingers crossed, those will iron themselves out.”

Slew, Harry Maguire, Terry Kennedy, Matthew Harriott and goalkeeper George Long were among those who travelled to the final Championship fixture of the season at Swansea and are also eligible for the clash.

United dispatched Cheltenham Town, Millwall, Blackpool and Leicester City en route to their meeting with last season’s beaten finalists. Slew saw red during the first-leg of their semi-final contest before Whitehouse, who started that 1-0 win at Villa Park, was dismissed for two bookable offences as United secured an impressive 3-0 aggregate victory.

Manchester United overturned a 3-2 first-leg deficit to knock-out holders Chelsea 6-3.