Barber, recruitment, £1m teen: What happened to Sheffield United's FA Youth Cup final team v Man Utd

A look back at Sheffield United’s 2011 FA Youth Cup final team ahead of latest Manchester United trip

Tomorrow night, when he steps out at Old Trafford in the red of Manchester United, Harry Maguire may allow himself a second to cast his mind back to one of his earliest appearances at the famous old venue. It came in the white and red of Sheffield United, back in 2011, when he had helped the Blades reach the final of the FA Youth Cup and he could only dream of the career he has gone on to enjoy.

Maguire was up against a Red Devils side containing some real future stars but the Blades gave a good account of themselves in the first leg at a packed Bramall Lane, before eventually losing 6-3 on aggregate after the second at Old Trafford. Maguire was knocked out in that return game but it was one fondly remembered by all who witnessed it, the young Blades going up against future stars including Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Sam Johnstone, plus the mercurial future Blade Ravel Morrison.

But what happened to the Blades squad from the two-legged showpiece affair? Ahead of the latest trip across the Pennines, The Star took a stroll down memory lane to find out…

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