Four goals? Four? That’s insane!
Yep! Manchester United academy youngster Joe Hugill scored FOUR past Liverpool playing for the under-23s in the Premier League 2 in a 6-3 thumping of the arch rivals from north-west.
And Hugill, the cynosure of that match, is now reportedly set for a new contract at Manchester United.
According to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, the young player is set to sign a new three-year contract at the Old Trafford club, as a reward for his progress with the United u23s.
He also states that Hugill will be involved in the pre-season training starting next month, along with other academy boys.
The youth striker caught Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s eye last season due to his excellent, consistent performances. Speaking about the player after that four goal blast against Liverpool u23s back in January, the manager said, “Four goals by Hugill, top striker as well, we’re looking forward to seeing his development. Amad gets a good start and why Joe didn’t take the penalty himself to get 5 goals I’m going to ask him.”
Solskjaer added, “”We’re gonna give him the time to settle in & keep showing his skills, get used to England & our way. If we go from that game, I’d pick Joe Hugill. Scored 4 goals, should have taken the penalty & got 5 instead of giving it to Amad.”
Joe Hugill signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2020 from Sunderland, and instantly impressed for the under-18s before he was promoted to the u23s side. He scored 16 goals for the u23s last season before his season was cut short early due to an injury.