Thursday, 17th April, 2014

Manchester United Under-21 midfielder Ben Pearson is happy with his performance against Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-21 side, which included the north London side’s first team players Mousa Dembele and Nabil Bentaleb.

The Red Devils' Under-21 side registered a 1-0 win over Spurs’ Under-21 side with a goal from James Wilson.

And the 19-year-old midfielder loved the challenge of taking on Tottenham Hotspur’s first team regulars.

"We found out about an hour and a half before kick-off that those two were involved and it just makes it even more of a challenge really", Pearson told the club’s official TV channel.


The England Under-19 international believes it was a good test for him and the team’s win showed the grit that they displayed against more senior opponents.

"It's what you want to play in – going from boys' football to men's football.

"It's a real test so it was a good win.”

Manchester United Under-21s are currently sixth in the Under-21 Premier League on 35 points.

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