‘See the next Ryan Giggs for free’: Get behind Manchester United youngsters urges Salford Mayor

By Neil Robertson

The next generation of Manchester United superstars are at Salford’s City Stadium tomorrow and fans wanting to cheer them on can do so for free.

United’s youngsters are taking on Under 21 Elite League leaders Tottenham Hotspur, with the likes of Nick Powell and Will Keane, who have both tasted first team action.

And Ian Stewart, Salford City Mayor, has high expectations for the blockbuster clash, admitting he is looking forward to watching the potential household names in action. 

“I’ll be at Salford City Stadium on Monday night come rain or shine to see the next Ryan Giggs or Gareth Bale,” he said.

“It will be great for Salford, great for the stadium, and great for local families to see the stars of the future in action.

“And it will be free for everyone to come down and watch.”

Tottenham currently sit top of the Elite Group with 25 points from ten played, while United have 15 points, but with a game in hand.

They are still in contention to qualify for the semi-finals of the league as one of the three top sides in the division.

With the stakes high for this game, Mr Stewart is encouraging Salford residents to rally on the young Red Devils.

“I hope that thousands of Salford residents and families, Manchester United and Tottenham fans will come to watch this exciting game on Monday,” he said.

One interesting name in the Tottenham ranks is Ezekiel Fryers, who was previously with United until last summer, but after failing to agree a new deal, Tottenham made an approach.

However, a compensation package could not be agreed between the two clubs and Fryers joined Belgian club Standard Liege.

Fryers then agreed to join Tottenham from Liege in January – a move Sir Alex Ferguson said was a ‘blatant manipulation’ of the rules.

Kick-off is at 7:00pm at Salford City Stadium.

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