United blunt Blades for cup

Red Devils' youth side emerge triumphant at Old Trafford

Last Updated: 23/05/11 10:02pm

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Manchester United became the first club to win the FA Youth Cup on 10 occasions on Monday night when they saw off Sheffield United 4-1 at Old Trafford.

The victory, which sealed a 6-3 aggregate result, came just days after the Red Devils first-team collected the league trophy for a record 19th time.

Ravel Morrison and Will Keane each netted a brace to sink the Blades, who reached the end of the road after an impressive campaign.

Morrison has been claimed by some to be United's most talented junior since Paul Scholes, and his first-half goal was outstanding for its simplicity.

After Keane screwed twin brother Michael's cross into his path, Morrison required one touch to control before burying a clinical shot into the bottom corner.

Pegged back twice in last week's first leg at Bramall Lane, United were in no mood to release their grip on Monday.

And after Terry Kennedy had handled a Will Keane header, the rangy striker strode up to send George Long the wrong way.

In a second half that saw the unfortunate departure of the Blades' Harry Maguire on a stretcher, Morrison was first to double his tally.

This time, it was sublime in a more orthodox manner as he strode to the edge of the area, crabbed his way across the box, then cut a fantastic shot low into the far corner.

Joe Ironside pulled one back but Keane responded with another to round off the scoring.

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