Former skipper Richard Naylor has been casting his eye over our under-18 side during a busy pre-season campaign for the youngsters.
Richard's first game in charge saw a 3-0 victory against Shrewsbury with Luke Booker, Eoghan Stokes, and Lewis Cook all scoring in the second half of the game.
That was followed by a 1-0 defeat at York City, against a much more experienced line-up, before a 4-4 draw against Norwegian outfit Sandefjord last midweek.
Sanchez Payne was at the double with further goals coming from Booker and Tom Lyman against the Norwegian under-19 side.
And, on Saturday, with the second year scholars being called into Development Squad action at TNS, Richard took a young team to Liverpool.
The Premier League youngsters won the game 2-0 thanks to two early goals, but the youngsters showed real grit and determination in the second half.
United (v Shrewsbury) Grimes (Atkinson 45), Roper (Purver 45), Harrison (Beaman 45), Skelton (Affi 45), Tiesse, Dawson (Cook45), Mowatt (Philips 45), Coyle (Amiri 45), Parkin, Walters (Stokes 45), Booker.
United (v York): Grimes (Atkinson 45), Purver (Trialist45), Beaman (Trialist 45), Skelton (Bennett 45), Tiesse, Philips (Trialist), Roper, Coyle (Lyman 45), Booker, Amiri (Cook 45), Stokes
United (v Sandefjord): Atkinson, Roper, Marshall, Gimpel, Mowatt, Payne, Dobbs, Snodin, Lyman, Trialist, Booker. Subs: Dawson, Parkin , Amiri, Walters.
United (v Liverpool): Grimes, Purver, Beaman, Marshall, Tiesse, Amiri, Philips, Coyle, Lyman, Stokes, Booker. Subs: Atkinson, Roper, Morton, Chydrick, Emilio.
also this team played and lost 3-1 to welsh champions TNS yesterday.
United: Rachubka (Cairns 45), Connolly, Killock, Gimpel, Taylor, Dodds (Parkin 60), Snodin, Payne (Cook 46), Lenighan, Clamp (Dawson 75), Jackson (Walters 60).
HT Burton 0 #lufc 1. Nice, raking tackle from Austin towards the end of the half. Good to know his reputation isn't a myth
Phil Hay ?@PhilHayYEP
Steady display from Austin tonight, put himself about but passing a bit hit-and-miss. Peltier looks well up to speed #lufc