Sheffield United: Stars of the future in FA Youth Cup action

Sheffield United will begin their campaign to win this season’s FA Youth Cup this evening (kick-off 7pm), when AFC Wimbledon are the visitors to Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 4:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 4:55 pm
Sheffield United are in FA Youth Cup action at Bramall Lane: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
Sheffield United are in FA Youth Cup action at Bramall Lane: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

With their senior counterparts gaining promotion to the Premier League last season, Derek Geary’s players were handed a bye until the third round stage.

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Unbeaten in their last five outings, United’s under-18’s are currently second in their Professional Development League division; five points behind leaders Wigan. They reached the final of the competition in 2011, losing to a Manchester United team containing the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison, now of United, over two legs.

AFC Wimbledon set-up the meeting with Geary’s squad after beating Hanworth Villa 5-1. The winners of the tie are scheduled to face either Fulham or South Shields.