Man Utd starlet issues apology after aiming dig at rivals Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 11th March 2021 3:45 - Samuel Bannister

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Manchester United youngster Charlie McNeill has had to apologise for making disrespectful comments towards rivals Liverpool.

United academy prospect McNeill seems to have a bright future ahead of him. He has scored 15 goals from 15 games at youth level this season.

His most recent came on Wednesday, when he netted in a 2-0 FA Youth Cup win over Salford. It puts them into the fourth round of the competition.

They will face Liverpool if their rivals can beat Sutton United next Tuesday. It would be an exciting tie for United’s under-18s to be involved in.

McNeill set the tone for the potential match by saying in a post-match interview that it would be good to “rub it in Liverpool’s faces” by beating them.

Now, the teenager has issued an apology for his comments, insisting he meant no disrespect.

“I just wanted to say my interview last night, I said a thing I probably shouldn’t have said and I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful to anyone!” he posted on Instagram.

“I have learnt from my mistake and I’ll take this on into the future.”

McNeill re-joined United, the team he supports, earlier this season from another of their rivals, Manchester City.

The 17-year-old had more than 600 goals to his name at academy level with City and will be hoping to keep progressing in the next few years.

He is under contract for three years with United, who have the option to extend his deal by a further year after he turns 18.

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Perhaps fortunately for him, though, he is unlikely to see him in action during the first leg.

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