EFL (Checkatrade) Trophy - Man Utd U21 to play next season

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  1. Jun 8, 2019
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Good decision, now we will have few more games for reserve team
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    Has to be purely reserve team right?
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Yeah, it's U21/23.

    Edited thread title to avoid confusion.
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    That's great then! Will definitely make an effort to watch.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Might only be an extra three games but you would have to think that playing those competitive games will be a massive boost for the youngsters.

    Gomes, Chong, Greenwood, O'Connor, Garner Laird, Williams, Levitt will all likely see playing time, Fosu Mensah, Tuanzebe, Henderson would be eligible as well. It will be exciting to see.
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    haram Full Member

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    Fantastic.
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    Lash Full Member

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    Great news, wondered why we didn’t enter it in the first place. With a new reserves manager, this could really do wonders for some of the lads development. Just hope the refs don’t let them get kicked into next week.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    We should've entered into it ages ago, no logic at all.
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    Chipper Full Member

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    Not keen on PL U21 sides being in this tournament at all, but then we didn't make the rules.

    I'm also sceptical about how much good it will do us. Before U21 PL teams were in this a team would play 6 games to reach the final, sometimes 5 as 16 of 48 sides got a bye in the first round. Now that the U21s have come down it's 8 and the EFL teams are taking it less seriously than ever before because of fixture congestion.

    There are some rules to try to ensure they field teams of a certain strength but they're not very strict and lots do the bare minimum.

    For EFL Clubs:
    • Minimum of four qualifying outfield players in their starting XI. A qualifying outfield player will be one who meets any of the following requirements:
      • Any player who started the previous or following first-team fixture
      • Any player who is in the top 10 players at the club, who have made the most starting appearances in league and domestic cup competitions that season
      • Any player with 40 or more first-team appearances in their career
      • Any player on loan from a Premier League club or any EFL Category One Academy club.
    A club can play any eligible goalkeeper in the competition

    We'll be playing against what isn't far off their reserves/U21s much of the time which we could have done anyway by arranging friendlies.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    This is a good thing, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see us go out after our first game.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    About time
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    Good news.
  13. Jun 14, 2019 at 13:19
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    good decision