A great win for the Millers' Academy...
The future looks bright for Rotherham United’s under 15's after they defeated Premier League giants Manchester United in a friendly at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
In front of a healthy crowd the Millers prevailed 3-2 after goals from Matthew Greaves, Joe Martini and Pride Mushonga.
Development phase lead coach Matthew Hamshaw was delighted with the performance of the youngsters, stating that they will only benefit from the experience.
“We started the game really well, but maybe then showed them a little too much respect, but that happens when you come up against good players. At half-time we had a chat with the lads and then in the second half we made some changes and the lads did really well,” he told www.themillers.co.uk
“We had a good crowd of parents and family members, but also Rotherham United fans which made for a good atmosphere and added to the experience for the lads.”
Club Ambassador Howard Webb officiated proceedings for the prestigious game, against a full strength Manchester United under 15s outfit. Hamshaw believes that the fixture will be a huge incentive to the youngsters, giving them a flavour of what they can expect if they are to achieve their goal of being professional footballers.
“We worked hard to get Manchester United here and Howard Webb was kind enough to officiate the game, so overall it was a fantastic experience for the lads,” he beamed
“The lads will have taken plenty from the game and it has given them a taste of what is potentially to come every Saturday, but they know that they will have to work very hard to get there.
“Overall we are really pleased with them, they worked really hard and adapted well to playing in a venue which is miles away from what they are used to.”