Hibs’ youngsters were tested by the Manchester United U23s squad this weekend as the English Premier League giants’ youth team won an Oriam friendly 4-1.
Jamie Gullan netted a penalty for Hibs but Manchester United cruised to victory afterwards, Omari Forson, Charlie McNeill, Dillon Hoogewerf and Charlie McCann netting for the away side.
The home team fielded a strong squad – Kevin Dabrowski, Steven Bradley, Jamie Gullan and Josh Campbell all regular trainers with Hibs’ senior side – but Manchester United showed their quality to win easily.
Manchester United have had their youngsters training at the Oriam training facility in Edinburgh this week, where this friendly took place. Usually used by Hibs’ cinch Premiership and city rivals Hearts for training, EFL clubs like Millwall have also used the state of the art facilities for pre-season.
Jack Ross’ Hibs return to action this Thursday where they play Santa Coloma of Andorra in the second leg of their Europa Conference League second qualifying round match. Hibs hold a 3-0 lead from the tie at Easter Road.
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