Manchester United take on Valencia tonight in the final group stage game of the Champions League, having already secured progress in to the next round with the home win against Young Boys in the last match.
Tonight, Jose Mourinho is set to make several changes, with Andreas Pereira ready with start, while youngsters Mason Greenwood and James Garner have also been included in the squad.
Juan Mata, who spend four years at Valencia before making his move to the Premier League, has sung the praises of the youngsters.
I think it speaks very well about the Manchester United Academy and the quality we have coming through. I wish them the best and I really think they can be very important players for the club in the near future. I’m really, really happy that they are here with us. because they are fantastic players, but especially because they are great kids: the way they behave; the way they speak; the way they train. They really deserve to be here and they really deserve the chance to feel a Champions League night. But I want I like most about them, apart from their footballing qualities, is the way they are – their personalities. They are very, very nice guys.
Manchester United’s U-19s beat Valencia 2-1 in the UEFA Youth League this afternoon, ensuring they finish the group stage unbeaten, having already qualified for the round of 16.