United Academy squad heads to Slovakia

22. October 2016

Manchester United’s Academy have been on a short break to Slovakia with an Under-17 squad.

The youngsters beat MSK Zilina 4-1 in a friendly match on Tuesday 25 October and there were plenty of other aspects to work on for Under-18s coach Kieran McKenna.

It has become something of an annual excursion for the Reds with the 2013 travelling squad featuring a certain Marcus Rashford. Adnan Januzaj, who is currently on loan at Sunderland, scored on the 2011 trip.

“We’re travelling to Slovakia for a training camp,” McKenna told MUTV before the trip. “It’ll be fantastic to get some of the boys away during the season to spend some together. We’ll have four or five days out there. We can work on some things during the mini-break and come back to start a new phase of the season from there, running right through until Christmas.

“We’ll play a local side out there. I’ve done similar things before with previous clubs and it’s a great chance to get the boys away for a mental refresher. It’s a good chance to get to know them really well off the pitch and have a game against foreign opposition as well.”

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