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Reserves: Shamrock Rovers 0 United 3 – Marnick makes his mark

Posted by nickogs20 on August 15, 2010

Platinum One Challenge
August 15th 2010, 7pm
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin

Shamrock Rovers Man Utd
Shamrock Rovers 0-3 Manchester United Reserves
Cleverley 60 (pen)
Vermijl 64, 75

Marnick Vermijl marked his Reds debut with a well-taken brace as United comfortably overcame a shadow Shamrock Rovers side 3-0 in the first game of the Platinum One Challenge.

Rovers keeper Pat Jennings performed a passable impression of his illustrious goalkeeping namesake in the first-half, denying United on a number of occasions, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – bolstered by a number of players with senior experience – weren’t to be denied after the break as a penalty from Tom Cleverley and Vermijl’s double secured a deservedly comprehensive win.

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Full report to come…

1. Ben Amos (13. Conor Devlin 46)
2. Gary Neville
3. Fábio da Silva
4. Ritchie de Laet
5. Oliver Gill (12. Scott Wootton 46)
6. Oliver Norwood (15. Rodrigo Possebon 46)
7. Nicky Ajose (14. Marnick Vermijl 46)
8. Tom Cleverley
9. Will Keane (7. Nicky Ajose 82)
10. Magnus Eikrem (c)(17. Oliver Norwood 79)
11. Joe Dudgeon (16. Robbie Brady 46)

Booked: Possebon

Rovers: Jennings (Hughes 46); Flynn (Cannon 46, Murray 64), Gannon, Memery, D Murphy (Flood 57); Gillespie, C Murphy (Kenna 67), Cregg (Walsh 82), O’Connor (Griffiths 76); Barrett (McGuinness 64), Fenn (Satelle 82).

Referee: N Doyle

Attendance: ?


18 Responses to “Reserves: Shamrock Rovers 0 United 3 – Marnick makes his mark”

  1. NicoQB said

    Marnick Vermijl – wtf?
    Is he really a full back?

  2. Spoon said

    He plays across a range of positions. I was keen to see what this fella could do. He is 20, I think, so could be an the fringes of first team consideration. At least in January when we can use more u21s.

  3. harts83 said

    We seemed to have had 5 defenders on the pitch in the second half. So either Vermijl (more likely) played furhur forward or one of Fabio, Delaet did.

    Albeit coming from his dad, he’s meant to be one of the best full-backs fergie has seen in years. Baring in mind he’s a similar age to the twins then you have to be a wee-bit intrigued by that, especially scoring 2 goals on his debut inside 45 minutes.

  4. immanuelho said

    everything about him seems to be exceptional talent, let him develop further than the defensive qualities in him, two goals from a defender thats world class, how about trying him in the mild of the pack…..what a player man u has. a fantastic future

  5. vishnu said

    how was possebon’s performance, i’m hoping he can step up into the breach that is the centre of united’s first team midfield

  6. vishnu said

    its very rare for Sir Alex to keep midfielders playing in the reserves past the age of 21 if he doesn’t see a future for them at the club. I hope this is a sign the possebon is being earmarked as scholes long term successor, or the replacement for owen hargreaves

    • Dave malaysia said

      Last summer Possebon was sent on loan to a team in Portugal.
      He was subbed in the first half and the manager there went on to say Posse had no quality and did not name him in his squads.
      After this humilation Posse seemed to have dissapeared n then resurfaced t carrington this year at the tailend of the season.
      No idea if this kid is going to make it here,but i think United are putting him n his career back on track,if he leaves he has a chance . Otherwise be sad struggle for the kid.


  7. FaNaT said

    Guys, you have two Norwoods in the squad: one is in the start, the second came on as a substitute :)

  8. FaNaT said

    … and can somebody who saw the game use this11.org to show, HOW exactly our team played. The formation.

    Thanks in advance :)

  9. FaNaT said

    And also, two Ajose…

  10. harts83 said

    I’ve heard Hewson’s having trials at Antwerp (yes you read that right). Anyone heard anything more on Brandy?

  11. John said

    I was at the game. We played 4-5-1-1 in the first half, with Dudgeon playing on the left of midfield, then switched with Fabio because Fabio was stuggling up against Keith Gillespie believe it or not! Cleverly played just behind Keane. In the second half, Brady played on the left and Vermajl played on the right of midfield.

  12. giza said


  13. FaNaT said

    Thanks John :]
    What’s with the subs?

  14. Wayne Zooney said

    Guys,OLE Reserve squad always play with this formation with some changing here,a bit of change there OK here example of that http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721229441&ref=search#!/photo.php?pid=127286&fbid=126133624099649&op=1&o=all&view=all&subj=108541952507932&aid=-1&oid=108541952507932&id=100001090367910

  15. Dave malaysia said

    Say guys,whatever happened to Oliver Norwood?just checked the updated teams pics on manutd.com and hes missing. Has he left?


  16. harts83 said

    Hewson having trials at Grimsby now and playing in reserve game tonight.

    Surely he’s better than the conference. Antwerp trial didn’t go well then.

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