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Fans spotted something unusual during Man City v Man Utd U21 match

Manchester City welcomed bitter local rivals Manchester United to the Academy Stadium yesterday in a Premier League 2 clash.

City didn’t take long to grab their first goal of the match, it came in the 8th minute from Hamilton, and many more goals were to come.

The score finished 6-0 to Man City but something unusual happened which many fans spotted, former Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone came on the pitch to play.

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Many fans were confused as to why he was allowed to play (Image: @pundit_jay / Twitter)

Huddlestone is now 36 years old but he was allowed to play against Man City, even though it was an under-21 match.

The reason he was allowed to play is that alongside his coaching role at the club, Huddlestone is 1 of 5 over-aged players the club is allowed to play.

The United coach and part-time player also featured for United U21’s in the Papa John’s trophy earlier last year.

The result sends Manchester City to the top of Premier League 2 on 44 points, just one point above Chelsea.

Match highlights can be watched below:

A dominant performance from the young Citizens

Is it fair on the younger players that a senior pro can feature? Let us know!