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United 1 Wolves 2: Bad day all-round on the home front as U18s lose out

Posted by nickogs20 on March 14, 2009

Man Utd - Wolves
Manchester United U18s 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s
Norwood 15 (pen) - Mendez-Laing (2)

 

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Heaton and Campbell eyeing starting roles as Pearce names latest U21 squad

Posted by nickogs20 on November 12, 2008

Tom Heaton and Fraizer Campbell’s performances out on loan this season (at Cardiff City and Tottenham Hotspur respectively) continue to keep them in the England U21 picture, Stuart Pearce including both United youngsters in his squad for next week’s friendly against the Czech Republic.

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U18s keep Wolves from the door after Norwood stunner

Posted by nickogs20 on October 11, 2008

Wolverhampton Wanderers - Man Utd
Wolverhampton W. U18s 0-1 Manchester United U18s
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United’s U18’s got back to winning ways at the Compton Park Campus this morning with a solid 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Following in the footsteps of the reserves on Wednesday night, Paul McGuinness’ side bounced back from a disappointing home defeat with a great three points away from home thanks to a glorious Oliver Norwood free-kick ten minutes before the half-time interval.

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Lee Martin considering his options; Alumni on the move

Posted by nickogs20 on July 1, 2008

With everyone due back at Carrington for the start of pre-season in the next couple of days, one of the first players to be knocking on the manager’s door will be winger Lee Martin. Martin has effectively spent the last two and a half years out on loan, enjoying spells at Antwerp, Rangers, Stoke City, Plymouth and Sheffield United in that period, and at 21 years old the youngster from Taunton will be keen to find out how he fits into the manager’s plans – if at all.

Martin featured in just nine games for the Bramall Lane club in the second half of last season before succumbing to a knee ligament injury (injuries also curtailed or disrupted his spells at Rangers and Plymouth), but the Yorkshire club’s rumoured interest in recruiting the player on a permanent basis suggests he did enough to impress Blades boss Kevin Blackwell. Should SAF decree that Lee’s future lies away from Old Trafford and were Sheffield United to come in with an offer, would the interest be reciprocated? An interview with the Yorkshire Daily Post would suggest so:

“I’m still at United and it’s a matter of going back on the first of July and speaking to the gaffer. It’s all up in the air and nothing has been said yet. It’s a bit weird and just a waiting game at the minute. I enjoyed my time at Sheffield United and would definitely go back if an offer came in. But it’s out of my hands.”

They definitely have a great chance (of achieving promotion to the Premier League). I think they have got one of the strongest squads in the Championship and with the gaffer, Kevin Blackwell, they’ve got a really talented manager. It’s a massive club which belongs in the Premiership. They know they have to get there next season and after such a strong finish under Kevin they will fancy their chances.”

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Elsewhere, with the transfer window now officially open, a number of former United academy players are on the move. Former Reserves skipper David Jones is the most high-profile, leaving relegated Derby County to join up with former reserves team-mate Sylvan Ebanks-Blake at Wolves in a deal worth £1.2m. Goalkeeper Ben Williams has left Crewe to join Carlisle United (This interview with Radio Cumbria includes some interesting accounts of his time at United), while forward Eddie Johnson has rejoined Crewe on trial after being released by Bradford.

Meanwhile a more recent academy graduate seemingly has clubs fighting to secure his services. Ritchie Jones’ contract with United officially expired yesterday and, as reported here last week, Swindon have offered him the chance to spend pre-season with them. The Wiltshire side face competition for the midfielder’s signing though, with Burnley, Tranmere Rovers and Hearts of the SPL all showing interest.

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Loan and International Roundup – May 3-4

Posted by nickogs20 on May 6, 2008

copyright www.swanseacity.premiumtv.co.ukAs Febian Brandy crowns his League One title-winning loan spell with the winning goal in Swansea’s final game at Brighton, it’s disappointment all round on final day for United’s Championship contingent… Read the rest of this entry »

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Loan Roundup – April 26-27

Posted by nickogs20 on April 29, 2008

With three having helped steer their sides clear of the threat of relegation and another having already celebrated clinching the League One title, this past weekend was all about our other four loanees’ continuing pursuit of promotion to the Premier League.

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Loan Roundup – April 19-22

Posted by nickogs20 on April 24, 2008

Darron Gibson (c/o eurosport)

Irish midfield powerhouse Darron Gibson was the only one of United’s loanees to taste victory this week…

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Loan Roundup – April 12-15

Posted by nickogs20 on April 18, 2008

Fraizer Campbell (picture c/o www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk)

An extended loan roundup this week as two of our Championship loanees play Saturday-Tuesday after their week off due to the FA Cup Semis…

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Loan Roundup – March 29-30

Posted by nickogs20 on March 31, 2008

Fraizer Campbell, picture from hullcityafc.premiertv.co.uk

Fresh from making his England under-21 debut in midweek, Fraizer Campbell further enhanced his burgeoning reputation in Hull’s 3-0 victory over fellow promotion contenders Watford at the KC Stadium. In netting the second goal of the game from close range, Fraizer took his goal tally for the season to fourteen, and Hull now sit just two points off the Championship summit in third place.

Should Hull’s fantastic season end in promotion to the Premier League, it seems they will almost certainly count Roy Keane’s Sunderland side amongst their opponents next season after Jonny Evans helped the wearside outfit to a crucial home win over West Ham, the winning goal coming in the 6th minute of injury time – Evans once more impressing at the heart of defence.

Danny Simpson made his full debut in Ipswich’s goalless draw with QPR at Portman Road, impressing this reporter and generally earning solid reviews on Ipswich message boards. Kieran Lee made an appearance from the bench for the visitors, and to quote loftforwords.co.uk “De Canio also sent on Kieran Lee for Rowan Vine who’d had a pretty poor game and that tidied QPR up a lot with Lee excellent on the ball, springing numerous counter attacks with balls from midfield, and solid in defence and tracking back. I really don’t understand why we don’t use him more.”

Wolves’ dramatic 3-2 win at the Valley pushed them into the Championship play-off positions with Darron Gibson coming on for a rollercoaster last 20 minutes which saw former Reds striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake give Wolves the lead with a sensational strike – his second of the game – before a late Charlton equaliser and an even later Wolves winner.

Having failed to make an impression on loan at Chesterfield, Michael Barnes got off to a more positive start at his second loan club of the season, playing the full ninety in Shrewsbury’s home defeat to Bury.

Febian Brandy sat out Swansea’s encounter with Hartlepool, the third game of his three-match ban after being sent off against Bristol Rovers earlier in the month, while Lee Martin missed Sheffield United’s trip to Preston as he continued to recover from a knee problem. There was positive news on that front as Blades boss Kevin Blackwell revealed the injury may not need season-ending surgery as first feared. Martin is currently back at United recieving treatment, and Blackwell said “If Lee comes through a week’s worth of training with them then they’ve told us he probably won’t need an operation. If so, there’s a chance he could be ready in time for Leicester (April 5).”

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