Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Kids Must Gun for Euro Glory to Make Them Better'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Kids Must Gun for Euro Glory to Make Them Better'

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UNITED U23s manager Ricky Sbragia insists the likes of Tahtih Chong and Angel Gomes must prioritise European success this season, despite his own desire to see them play well for the reserves.

Sbragia believes United's domestic campaign in the Premier League 2 is not as important as securing success in the Youth League, and that success in Europe can make them better players.

United have already secured passage to the knockout stage of the European U19s event ahead of their final group game against Valencia tomorrow afternoon.

And while the club have a tricky domestic test ahead of them this season, the reserves manager insists his young stars must prioritise their other commitments to Nicky Butt's side. "I think the European games are more important than our games, to be truthful with you, and I think it's a great psychological test for us," Sbragia told M. …

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