Newtownabbey’s Jordan Thompson was named Man of the Match and Player of the Tournament in the Premier Section of the Dale Farm Milk Cup.
Thompson, a former Glengormley High School pupil who had previously been at Linfield, played an integral role as Manchester United lifted the Milk Cup for a fifth time.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s header, which came early in the second half, was enough for United to see off French side Vendee at the Ballymena Showgrounds on Friday evening.
Left-back Thompson, 17, arrived at Old Trafford as a midfielder but has since slotted into a defensive role.
The local connections in the United squad didn’t stop there. Ex-Northern Ireland and Hull City goalkeeper, Alan Fettis, was part of the Red Devils’ coaching staff at the tournament.