Man Utd reach first FA Youth Cup final since 2011 - here’s everything you need to know

The Red Devils’ under-18s progressed to the final of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in over 11 years, so here’s what you need to know ahead of the big match on April 30.

<p>Alejandro Garnacho scored United’s second goal against Wolves in Wednesday’s semi-final. Credit: Getty.</p>

Alejandro Garnacho scored United’s second goal against Wolves in Wednesday’s semi-final. Credit: Getty.

Manchester United’s under-18s reached the final of the FA Youth Cup for the first time since 2011 with a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Charlie McNeill grabbed two goals for the club, while Alejandro Garnacho, who recently received a senior call-up to the Argentina national team, netted the other.

United saw off Scunthorpe United, Reading, Everton and Leicester City before beating Wolves to progress to the final for the first time in 11 years.

The Red Devils will have to wait until March 26 to see who they will face in the final, with Nottingham Forest hosting Chelsea in their semi-final clash.

Garnacho scored in the recent Youth Cup win over Leicester City. Credit: Getty.

With that being said, let’s take a look at what you need to know ahead of the final next month.

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United’s Youth Cup history

United are the most successful club in FA Youth Cup history with 10 wins. As previously mentioned, this will be their first final in the competition since 2011, the last time they won the cup.

The Red Devils’ squad in the two-legged final 11 years ago featured two current first-team players in Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

Paul Pogba (second from right) was the stand-out player in the 2011 FA Youth Cup Final against Sheffield United, says Derry City defender and ex Blade, Aaron Barry.

Chelsea are the nearest team to catching United’s record with nine victories in the competition. The Blues last won the cup in 2018.

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When is the final?

This year’s FA Youth Cup final will take place on Saturday 30 April with kick-off scheduled for 7pm. The Red Devils will be classed as the home team for the fixture.

Unlike in 2011, the Youth Cup final will be a one-legged game as this has been the format since the 2018-19 season.