Youth Cup draw pairs Reds with Chelsea
Posted by nickogs20 on November 7, 2008
United have been drawn to face Chelsea at home in the third round of this season’s FA Youth Cup.
As with the FA Cup, the big boys enter at the third round stage and United vs Chelsea is one of two intriguing all-Premier League ties (Aston Villa vs Arsenal the other). Paul Clement’s Chelsea side ran eventual winners Manchester City close in last season’s final and, despite inconsistent form in the Academy League this season, would almost certainly have not been Paul McGuinness’ preferred choice of opponent at this early stage of the competition, but home advantage could be crucial.
The quality of the opposition and the interest the tie is likely to generate could well see the game staged at Old Trafford, the alternative being the ‘new’ home for the reserves, Altrincham’s Moss Lane. The game has to be held before December 13th – we’ll have news on a confirmed date and venue as soon as we get it, along with an in-depth preview as the Reds seek to make up for the disappointment of their early exit from last season’s competition.