Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Young Reds Seal Title in a Dramatic Finish ; TOTTENHAM U-21S 2 UNITED U-21S 3

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Young Reds Seal Title in a Dramatic Finish ; TOTTENHAM U-21S 2 UNITED U-21S 3

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IN a season United Under-21s have produced the most excitement out of any of the club's teams, it was appropriate they became champions in a very United way.

Guillermo Varela, demoted back down to the U21s after he allowed Philippe Coutinho to bypass him in the Europa League at Old Trafford, struck a 94th-minute winner against Tottenham at White Hart Lane to clinch the title.

It was appropriate Varela and Andreas Pereira, two kindred and gung-ho spirits discarded by Louis van Gaal, performed on a memorable night at White Hart Lane. Pereira, ostracised since March, was selfless and clinical in the lone striker's role, scoring a sumptuous volley and striking a post either side of the pause.

To paraphrase Sir Alex Ferguson's age-old adage, United did not make it easy for themselves. …

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