VIDEO: Former Manchester United youth stars net for Norway

The Cardiff winger and Blackburn forward helped Norway to a comfortable win over Malta.

Manchester United have long had one of the world's top football academies, ushering through plenty of outstanding young footballers into a professional career.

The Reds have also had a strong affiliation with Norway over the last 20 years or so, with the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Henning Berg and Ronny Johnsen all turning out in Sir Alex Ferguson's 1990s all conquering side. 

This carried into recent years when two of the club academy's most promising attacking players were Mats Moller Daehli and Joshua King.

Though Daehli and King didn't make the grade at United, the two have continued to show themselves to be players of genuine promise for Cardiff and Blackburn in the Championship, not to mention their country.

The two enjoyed their biggest moment for Norway on Friday night as the Scandinavian nation defeated Malta 3-0 to get off the mark in Group H of their European Championship qualifying campaign.

Daehli opened the scoring in the 22nd minutes for his first full international goal on what his 8th appearances, finishing after a fine through ball from his former Manchester United teammate. King would go on to have an even bigger influence on the game, scoring three minutes later after springing into the Malta box before adding his second with a header just after half time to give the Norwegians a comfortable win. 

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