Manchester United's reserve team lost to Oldham in the semifinal round of the Lancashire Senior Cup (4-3 on penalties after finishing regulation at 1-1).
United States youth international Matthew Olosunde scored Manchester United's lone goal. Normally we don't post reserve team goals, but this is a pretty nice finish:
Matthew Olosunde's goal against Oldham from tonight pic.twitter.com/5Lpzyb25wO— United Youth (@United_U21) August 2, 2016
Olosunde, a Trenton, New Jersey native, signed with the EPL giants in January after spending time with the New York Red Bulls Academy and U.S. Soccer Residency. He's been a fixture at various levels of the national team program and can play multiple positions (although he's mainly stuck with fullback).
Manchester United youth team coach Nicky Butt praised Olosunde on the club's website, referring to him as "a good player" who they are "really excited about".
There's been a running narrative in the media involving new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho (never heard of him, I think he's some newcomer) not having a great track record with young players. However, that's not Olosunde's problem at the moment. All he can do is focus on working hard and developing as a player. If he earns a spot with the senior team, he'll get one. If not, then he'll move on.
Scoring goals is a good start on the road to first-team minutes.