Date: Monday, 10th May 1993.

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.

Competition: FA Youth Cup Final First Leg.

Score: Manchester United 0 Leeds United 2

Scorers: Manchester United Nil. Leeds United: Forrester, Whelan.

Attendance: 30,562.


Manchester United: Whitmarsh; O’Kane, Riley, Casper, G. Neville; Gillespie, Butt, Beckham (Savage), Irving (Murdoch); Scholes, Thornley.

Leeds United: Pettinger; Couzens, Sharp; Tinkler, Daly, Bowman; Smithard, Ford, Whelan, Oliver, Forrester.

Referee: Mr P. Durkin (Portland).

United youngsters lifted the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the club’s history by beating Manchester United 4-1 on aggregate in the two legged Final in front of over 60,000 fans at the end of the 1992-93 season. The boys from Manchester were hailed by their boss, Alex Ferguson, as the best batch of youngsters he had ever worked with, but they were eclipsed by the boys from Leeds.

Jamie Forrester caught the eye for Leeds in the early rounds, scoring hat-tricks against Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers. Leeds virtually booked a place in the final with a 4-1 win at Norwich City in the semi-final first leg, going through despite losing the home leg 2-0.

In the final ‘Fergie’s Fledgelings’ started as favourites but were stunned by a rampant Leeds in front of 30,562 at Old Trafford. Leeds got their noses in front when Rob Bowman flicked on a Matthew Smithard corner which Jamie Forrester knocked in from close range. On the hour Noel Whelan made it 2-0 with a shot from the edge of the box.



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                  Jamie Forrester and Noel Whelan scored the Leeds goals