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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)


More to follow – note: due to this game clashing with the first-team game at Old Trafford, details are sketchy at this point in time.

1. Gary Woods
2. Kenny Strickland
3. Joe Dudgeon
4. Zeki Fryers (12. Scott Moffatt 46)
5. Scott Wootton
6. Oliver Norwood (c)
7. Chris Curran (15. John Cofie 63)
8. Ryan Tunnicliffe
9. Evandro Brandão
10. Nicky Ajose
11. Daniel Galbraith (14. Ravel Morrison 46)

Subs not used

4 Responses to “United 1 Wolves 2: Bad day all-round on the home front as U18s lose out”

  1. norries said

    may-be, just maybe – petrucci and kiko was what made the team winners with matty and camron also the missing link.

    now we have to decide to throw the season away and blood sum of the younger boyz, fryers, tunnicliff, morrison them for a winning season next year

  2. Tone said

    The only thing that matters at this level is Youth Cup. Once they threw that away, it is all about getting experience. In this case, they’ve chosen to give that experience at a higher level for the better players, although that is as much through choice as it is a necessity… Only problem I really see in this is Norwood losing his partner and not being quite as impressing anymore.

  3. nickogs20 said

    I think Norwood’s continued to impress personally and has stepped his game up, so while maybe the team and the midfield as a whole are weaker for the loss of James, it’s benefited Norwood’s development.

    Like you say, Youth Cup is where the results matter, the league is all about development and experience, and with the likes of James, Macheda, Petrucci and latterly guys like Stewart, Brady and Gill pushing on into the reserves regularly, it’s a great chance to get the u16’s involved and take a better look at guys who were maybe fringe players at the start of the season – Curran, Ajose, Brandao etc.

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