‘At least show a bit of pride’ – Fans react as Man Utd U21s register huge victory

Salford City faced Manchester United Under 21s in the EFL trophy last night, in a match that surely appealed to Red Devils’ supporters still proud of the Class of ’92.

Sadly, at least for Gary Neville and the rest of the Salford owners, it didn’t end well for the Ammies. They were hammered 6-0 by United’s kids, a result of putting out a weakened side themselves.

Hannibal Mejbri opened the scoring for the visitors, with Arnau Puigmal doubling the lead on the half-hour mark. Mark Helm then struck a double, one either side of Charlie McCann’s effort which made it 4-0.

Anthony Elanga made it six on 74 minutes, completing the rout against a Salford side that made eleven changes from their EFL Cup win against Championship side Rotherham.

Whilst the EFL Trophy rarely makes the news, national papers covered this game due to the interest in the Class of ’92, with Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs in the crowd. Whilst the result won’t have a huge impact on Salford’s season, it isn’t a good precursor to their upcoming final in the same competition, yet to be played against Portsmouth after being postponed last year.

Some Ammies fans took to Twitter to express their disgust, whilst others saw the game for what it was without the added gloss of the Manchester United connection.

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