Manchester United set sights on SuperCupNI 2024

Seven-time Premier winners and English Premier League giants Manchester United are making their way back to SuperCupNI once again this summer!

The Old Trafford outfit are long term supporters of the tournament, and the Red Devils will have their sights set on reclaiming the Premier crown, 10 years after their last success!

Manchester United have an illustrious history with the tournament, dating right back to 1991 when David Beckham captained the famous ‘class of 92’ to victory, right the way through to 2014 when Marcus Rashford inspired United to victory against Vendee in the Premier decider.

Marcus Rashford was amongst those celebrating Manchester United’s 2014 tournament success

SuperCupNI chairperson Victor Leonard said United’s commitment to the tournament is further evidence on how well regarded the competition is at Old Trafford.

“Our friendship with Manchester United dates right back to when Bertie Peacock first encouraged Sir Alex Ferguson to send a team to the tournament and since then we have witnessed some of the future stars at Old Trafford star at the tournament.

SuperCupNI Chairman Victor Leonard pictured with Manchester United’s Dave Bushell and Nick Cox at SuperCupNI 2021

“I know from the conversations we have with Academy Director Nick Cox and his colleague, Academy Player Liaison Officer, Dave Bushell how integral the tournament is to the club as they look to provide the best possible opportunities and experiences for the next generation of stars at the club.

“The Premier section this summer will be hotly contested and we are incredibly excited at the high quality entrants we have secured!”

Manchester United are joined in the Premier section by a team which is the brainchild of a former Academy starlet who lit up the Premier section in 2005.

Skouted is the brainchild of former Manchester United academy star Febian Brandy and it is a social platform and app that helps players to promote their skills and talents to professional scouts. The app is regularly used by Premier League teams and Brandy’s talented squad will include players from across the UK keen on impressing scouts at the tournament and through the innovative Skouted app, which will have daily clips of players in action in each of their five games.

Skouted are joined in the Premier section by two top American teams. Inter CT FC hail from Connecticut in New England and they will be making their debut at the tournament. The New England outfit are joined by tournament regulars Northeast Rush, who have participated in both the boys’ and girls’ sections in the past.

Co Londonderry celebrate their Premier Section title win over Mexican outfit Tigres at SuperCupNI 2023

Last year’s Premier winners, County Londonderry will no doubt go toe to toe with the very best once again this summer. Marty Smith’s side were convincing winners over Mexican outfit Tigres in the Premier decider and created history by winning their first ever title and they are joined in the Premier section by the five other ‘home’ counties, all of whom have fared strongly in the Premier category in recent years.

The 2024 tournament will take place from 21st to 26th July, with the traditional parade and opening ceremony kicking off proceedings on 21st July and the tournament will close with finals day on Friday 26th July.