Manchester United U23s vs West Ham LIVE score and goal updates as Mellor scores from Shoretire in attendance


Manchester United’s Under-23s play West Ham in Premier League 2 on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds beat Brighton 2-1 last time out, but this clash against title-chasing West Ham promises to be a tricky encounter.

While West Ham is second in Premier League 2, they have a game to play [against United] to play league leaders Manchester City. United are currently sixth in the table and sit 10 points behind today’s opposition.

D’Mani Mellor scored a brace for United against Brighton and will be hoping to lead by example again today.

The game starts at 1:00 PM on Leigh Sports Village.

Follow the live blog below for live updates at all times.

30′ – MUN 1-1 WHUSteven Railston

United are not shying away from a challenge today

They are making their presence felt.

They are not being bullied.

25′ – MUN 1-1 WHUSteven Railston

West Ham is on top now

West Ham are really testing Mastny in goal here.

They have responded well to the initial setback.

23′- MUN 1-1 WHUKEY EVENT

GOAL! 1-1 WESTERN HAM!

GOAL! 1-1 WESTERN HAM!

Chesters with the goal. That was coming.

You don’t stop them, straight to the top corner.

22′ – MUN 1-0 WHUSteven Railston

CHANCE!

Another great save from Mastny.

19′ – MUN 1-0 WHUSteven Railston

CHANCE!

That’s a great save from Mastny to keep United ahead.

17′ – MUN 1-0 WHUSteven Railston

United deserve their lead

West Ham are in contention for the Premier League 2 title and they have yet to lay a glove on United. The Reds have been brave on the ball and cool. They’re defending well and Fish’s presence in the back definitely helps. The youngster is back from his loan at Stockport and is excelling at this level again.

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13′ – MUN 1-0 WHUKEY EVENT

GOAL!! UNITED 1-0!!

GOAL! UNITED 1-0!

Mellor with a great shot after a simply wonderful assist from Shoretire.

That was special.

12′ – MUN 0-0 WHUSteven Railston

United looks dangerous on the left

Fernandez is offering his typical menacing presence down the left and his link with Hansen could give United a chance here. West Ham have yet to have a possession spell.

8′- MUN 0-0 WHUSteven Railston

Take a bow, fish

Fish just played an excellent ball from center back down the right channel.

That was a stellar distribution.

6′- MUN 0-0 WHUSteven Railston

Fernandez plays a great ball

Fernandez plays a great ball but Hansen can’t keep it.

United the better side here.

4′- MUN 0-0 WHUSteven Railston

Good start for United

This is a bright and confident start from United.

They’re in 4-3-3 today, instead of their usual 4-2-3-1 and that’s a statement of intent.

Mellor was just denied a chance by a brilliant challenge from West Ham.

1′ MUN 0-0 WHUSteven Railston

KICK OFF!

We are on our way here.

Steven Railston

Leigh Sports Village established

KEY EVENT

Manchester United starting eleven confirmed

This is how United starts.

XI | mastny; Wellens, Fish, Hardley, Fernandez; Svidersky, Savage; Shoretire, Hansen, Emeran; Mellor (c).

SUBS | Vitek, Bennett, Mather, Stanley, Iqbal.

Steven Railston

ICYMI: Mellor shines for United U23 on return from Salford loan

D’Mani Mellor and Zidane Iqbal returned to the pitch just before the second half with their arms around each other.

No wonder they were so animated and smiling. United’s Under-23s visited Brighton in Premier League 2 on Friday afternoon and made the perfect start to the match when Mellor gave the Reds the lead just after 10 minutes.

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Charlie Wellens played a speculative pass into the Brighton box and Mellor reacted first to find the back of the net.

Mellor doubled his tally soon after, with Brighton committing a calamitous defense after United put pressure on the ball. The youngster was recalled from his loan spell at Salford earlier this week and it was the perfect return to under-23 action.

Read the latest game report here.

Mellor scores his first. (Image: MUTV)

Steven Railston

Welcome

Hello and welcome to today’s Manchester United U23 blog.




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