Manchester United and Liverpool will put forward Under-21 sides in the EFL Trophy for the first time next season.
” Manchester United and Liverpool will put forward Under-21 sides in the EFL Trophy for the first time next season. The two Premier League heavyweights have not taken part in the competition in the past, however, the English Football League has confirmed the top six sides in the top flight will now be fully represented.
Getty Images – Getty 1 The competition could see the likes of Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster figure United and Liverpool’s Under-21 sides are the latest Category One Academy teams to take part, forming part of the 16 invited teams that will join the 48 League One and League Two clubs in the competition. Involvement in the EFL Trophy will help United fill the void left by their absence from the UEFA Youth League, with the failure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to reach the Champions League meaning they missed out.
Nicky Butt, the club’s head of academy, said: “We are looking forward to being involved in the EFL Trophy next season. /**/ /**/ Liverpool fan Dan reckons the Premier League is rigged against the Reds “The competition provides a range of experiences that will act as the ideal platform for the development of our homegrown talent. “We are always looking to be innovative in order to find the best development path for our young players; the opportunity to face senior opponents will benefit them greatly.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m Portsmouth won this year’s EFL trophy thanks to a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over Sunderland after the game ended 2-2 after extra-time. ” ” Derek Chisora will face Artur Szpilka in a heavyweight clash on July 20 at the O2 Arena in London, it was announced on Thursday.www.1xbet.com bookmaker The fight will take place as part of the undercard to the Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas show, which also includes Dave Allen vs David Price and Richard Riakporhe vs Chris Billam-Smith.