Nights like these make you proud to be a United fan. Tonight epitomised what our club is about; giving the youngsters a chance. Our back four consisted of Rafael, Scott Wootton, Michael Keane and Alexander Buttner, with the inexperienced centre-halves facing up against some of the Premier League’s stellar names in Juan Mata and Eden Hazard.
It says it all with the substitutions both sides made, we brought on Nick Powell, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Federico Macheda, whereas Chelsea brought on Eden Hazard, Oscar and Ramires; Over £60million worth of talent.
The biggest positive was Michael Keane, the 19-year old handled Sturridge extremely well for the most-part, I know we conceded 5 goals but the maturity he shown tonight was great to watch.
Nick Powell certainly looks at home in a United shirt, his passing was excellent and he was as cool as you like under pressure. Another positive came in the form of Anderson, why can’t he play like that every game? He bossed the midfield and finished up with three superb assists, he will definitely be in Sir Alex’s mind over the coming weeks.
Javier Hernandez continued his excellent scoring record against Chelsea, he made it 6 goals in 9 games against the London club, he must be close to forcing his way into the starting XI for the league games.
Our Youth Cup winners certainly gave the European Champions a difficult game tonight, our fans were brilliant tonight as well, U-N-I-T-E-D United are the team for me!