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2008/09 U18 fixtures are out

Posted by nickogs20 on July 4, 2008

With the new season rapidly approaching (I will have a full review of last season up at some point over the next week, promise), the fixture list for United’s academy side has been released on manutd.com. The U18’s will kick off the new campaign with a rare trip to the capital to face West Ham on August 23rd, before welcoming Norwich City to Carrington a week later for the first home fixture.

As always, the games you typically look for as a United fan are those against City and Liverpool. The scousers come to Carrington in late October before successive December matchdays see United entertain City and then travel to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, whilst the trip to Platt Lane to face our neighbours will see no love lost on Valentines Day.

The U18’s will be looking to improve upon their third-placed finish in Group C last season, and will be particularly hoping to go much further in the FA Youth Cup after a humiliating early exit in 07/08. Manager Paul McGuinness told manutd.com – “We had a stop-start season, but all the players will come back older and wiser. You learn from experience, good or bad. There were good experiences, but we also lost three games by five goals. That shouldn’t happen to our teams.”

You can find the full fixture list here.


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