Manchester United-Wigan Athletic Youth Cup tie details revealed

Joe Gelhardt celebrates scoring against Birmingham in the last round of the FA Youth CupJoe Gelhardt celebrates scoring against Birmingham in the last round of the FA Youth Cup
Joe Gelhardt celebrates scoring against Birmingham in the last round of the FA Youth Cup | jpimedia
Wigan Athletic's FA Youth Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United has been confirmed for Friday, February 28 (7pm) at Old Trafford.

Admission will be free to all supporters, with full turnstile and ticketing details to be confirmed in due course.

It remains to be seen whether Joe Gelhardt - the two-goal hero of the 4-0 victory over Birmingham in the last round - will be available to play.

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The 17-year-old has featured in the last two first-team encounters, impressing against both Preston and Middlesbrough.

And with Paul Cook's men in action at Reading on February 26 and West Brom on February 29, the prospect of three games in four days would present obvious difficulties.

Peter Murphy’s Under-18s host Sheffield United in an important league fixture this weekend.

Should Latics beat the Blades, they would move 12 points clear at the top of the U18 Professional Development League.