A look at United
Sixth ahead of today’s action with 15 points, United have won three of their last five PL2 games. Big wins over Brighton, Tottenham and most recently Southampton have Neil Wood’s team in good form. Last time out the points in the Manchester derby were shared as United were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man City.
Thierno Ballo has 12 Academy appearances to his name thus far this term and with a solo goal and four assists he feels there is still more to add to his game after agreeing a new Chelsea deal to keep him at the club until at least June 2022.
On extending his Chelsea stay he said: ‘I’m very happy to sign a new deal and continue my career with this club, it’s my pleasure being here and it is like a second home for me now, everything is good.
‘I want to improve a lot, win trophies, be successful and consistent with the Under-23s and hopefully get selected to be involved with the first team some more over the next couple of years.’