Manchester United U21 coach Warren Joyce says playing against senior teams will continue to be pursued.
Joyce said after their 5-1 win at the Class of 92’s Salford City that stepping out of the age-group bubble is what his young guns need.
“We’ve had two games against two non-League sides (the other against Altrincham) so playing against men is what we’re looking for to develop the players,” Joyce said.
“I thought we acquitted ourselves very well. There were a lot of positives and we’ve no injuries.
“I’m pleased to get through it. Fitness is a major part this side of the season but it was a proper test.
“It’s funny at this stage of the season because there’s a lot of lads who you don’t know what’s going to happen to them. You’re just trying to get them fit and playing a certain way.”