Academy Weekly: United lead way for graduates

While several Manchester United Academy age groups officially concluded their seasons this week, younger sides continue to benefit from fantastic experiences, including overseas tournaments, before the campaign draws to a close. Here’s everything you need to know from the last seven days at the Academy…

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Inspirational Arena attack survivor visits Academy

Martin, meanwhile, spent four months in hospital, several months shorter than doctors had first predicted. Two years ago, in a bid to raise £1m for the Spinal Injuries Association, Martin defied the odds to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest mountain – and become only the second paraplegic to do so. He posed with his United flag atop the mountain to celebrate his remarkable achievement.

Academy staff were clearly inspired by the talk, which emphasised several crucial messages centring on making the most of every day, proactively taking on challenges and change, and focusing on what you can achieve with what you’ve got.

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Early team news for the FA Cup final


City have been celebrating their fourth consecutive Premier League title but attention will soon turn to trying to recapture the FA Cup, after last season’s 2-1 victory over United.

Goalkeeper Ederson has been ruled out of this final, as well as the upcoming Copa America tournament in the United States, after fracturing his eye socket at Tottenham last week.

Stefan Ortega is an able deputy, having been an ever-present in this season’s cup run, with veteran keeper Scott Carson expected to be on the bench.

Guardiola’s men have a clean bill of health otherwise and the main question for the Spaniard could be whether he sticks with Jeremy Doku, who replaced Mateo Kovacic in the starting line-up for the title-clinching victory over West Ham United.

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