Ashley Fletcher is set to be given an opportunity to lead the line for Manchester United’s U21s tonight against Liverpool.
Will Keane usually starts up front for the U21s but he has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the rest of the season, so Warren Joyce is turning to Fletcher and has been impressed with his progress this year.
“Yes, for sure, because Will has gone out on loan and Fletch will be involved now and staking a claim,” Joyce told ManUtd.com.
“He has progressed well since the start of the season as he had a bad injury over the summer but he’s come on a ton really with the work we have done in the last couple of months.”
United’s game against Liverpool tonight, which is live on Sky Sports 1 and MUTV, is as big a game as Fletcher could have hoped for to get his chance.
Fletcher has played for United’s U21s previously but Keane was always above him in the pecking order. With Keane now out of the way, it’s his big chance to cement his place in Joyce’s side for the rest of the season.
It doesn’t matter what age group is playing, Man United against Liverpool is always a hostile game and it should be a cracking match tonight.
We’ll bring you the full match report after the final whistle as always.